King Kaiser's Comedy Cavalcade goes on in minutes. But guest star Alan Swann is exiting the building. Fast. "I'm not an actor. I'm a movie star!" he bellows in stark fear. He just found out the show is live! Directed by Richard Benjamin and inspired by incidents from comedy legend Mel Brooks' early career, My Favorite Year is a Golden Age revisited, a zany, misty-eyed tribute to TV's early days. Academy Award nominee Peter O'Toole plays Swann. Once a swashbuckling movie idol whose face was plastered on fan magazines, Swann is now mostly plastered. And it falls to Cavalcade's rookie writer (Mark Linn-Baker) to keep him on the sober and narrow. Don't touch that dial.
Anne De Salvo,
George Marshall Ruge,
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
1 hr. 32 min.