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Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies is a made-for-television movie, based on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles television series, constructed from "Hollywood, Early August 1920" and "Newhall, Late August 1920", teleplays intended for the third season of the show before it was cancelled.

It debuted October 15, 1994 on The Family Channel and was later turned into the film Hollywood Follies (also known as The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies) for release on VHS and DVD as the twenty-second and final chapter in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.

Publisher's summary[]

VHS release[]

In Chapter 22 from the complete adventures of Indiana Jones, Indy takes on his most ruthless and cunning foe—Hollywood studio executives.

While working for a Hollywood movie studio, Indy finds that he is no match for the wily megalomaniacal director Erich von Stroheim when the two lock horns over the ever increasing budget of Stroheim's film Foolish Wives. Though battered by the film industry, Indy decides to give it one more chance and goes on a location shoot with legendary director John Ford. Ford and his cronies, including aging gunman Wyatt Earp, help him see the magic of movies and moviemaking, and when an actor is accidentally killed, Indy pitches in to save the film.

DVD release[]

Having nearly been conquered by Broadway, Indy next sets his sights on Hollywood. It starts off innocently enough: a tip from George Gershwin points Indy towards Universal Studios in New York City, where he meets with movie mogul Carl Laemmle. Laemmle has a deceptively simple yet high paying assignment for Jones: to head out west and shut down an over-budget production directed by Erich Von Stroheim.

Indy charges forth where others have tried and failed, but the young man who has adventure and peril across continents appears to be no match for the fiery temper and implacable stubbornness of the eccentric Von Stroheim. The new executive at the studio, Irving Thalberg, conspires with Indy to take the film away from Von Stroheim. All the while, Indy strikes up a shaky romance with a career-oriented screenwriter named Claire.

Having survived his duel with Von Stroheim, Indy misses his return trip to Chicago and is flat broke. He needs money to continue his studies, so he joins John Ford's production to make a western outside of Los Angeles. When one of the stars accidentally dies, Indy fills in, getting some quick acting lessons from Harry Carey and tips on authenticity from advisor Wyatt Earp. Ford's film features a show-topping stunt -- a jump from horse to carriage including a hair-raising turn being dragged from behind the cart, a trick that will serve Indy well in, oh, 16 years or so.





Behind the scenes[]


VHS cover

In the episode, Indiana Jones is sent to Hollywood by Carl Laemmle to order Erich von Stroheim to shut down production on Foolish Wives. The silent film actor Harrison Ford (not to be confused with the unrelated Indiana Jones actor) appeared in Foolish Wives, in which he played a soldier. The actor died in 1957, the year in which Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull takes place.

George Lucas personally wrote the scene between Indiana Jones and Claire Lieberman where they argue over the latter's polyamorous relationship with Tony Lewis .[1]

DVD Release[]

The film was released on DVD in 2008 as part of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume Three, The Years of Change (Disc 9). The disc also contained four companion historical documentaries.

DVD Chapters[]

Companion Historical Documentaries[]

Notes and references[]

External links[]

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Season One
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Season Two
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12
13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18
Unaired: 19 · 20 · 21 · 22
Cancelled: "Berlin, Late August 1916"
Intl. variants: Great Escape · Chicago (1 · 2) · New York (1 · 2)
TV movies
1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Lost Chronicles
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12
13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21
Bookends · The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones re-edit (Connectors)
Indiana Jones films
Raiders of the Lost Ark · Temple of Doom · Last Crusade
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull · Dial of Destiny
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Feature-length episodes
Curse of the Jackal · Mystery of the Blues · Scandal of 1920 · Phantom Train of Doom
TV movies
Hollywood Follies · Attack of the Hawkmen · Treasure of the Peacock's Eye · Travels with Father
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones
The Early Years
My First Adventure · Passion for Life · The Perils of Cupid · Travels with Father
Journey of Radiance · Spring Break Adventure · Love's Sweet Song
The War Years
Trenches of Hell · Demons of Deception · Phantom Train of Doom
Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life · Attack of the Hawkmen · Adventures in the Secret Service
Espionage Escapades · Daredevils of the Desert
The Years of Change
Tales of Innocence · Masks of Evil · Treasure of the Peacock's Eye · Winds of Change
Mystery of the Blues · Scandal of 1920 · Hollywood Follies
Timeline of films
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June / July 1920 August 1920 October 1922
Scandal of 1920 Hollywood Follies Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi