Bracken's World s01e07
Titre original : The Sweet Smell of Failure
Sylvia Caldwell is a longstanding admirer of veteran director, Carl Duran. Duran has had a nervous breakdown of sorts and is living at Synanon, a facility for alcholics, substance abusers and other troubled souls. Duran and Bracken had a history of disharmony, so Sylvia conceals her position at the studio until she had convinced Duran to come out of retirement. He is given a simple assignment, to film some added closeups for Kevin's latest epic. What starts as a simple assignment turns into an emotional rollercoaster for Duran and he eventually loses his grip while trying to direct Diane Waring. Kevin intervenes and dismisses him from the set, ending Duran's romance with Sylvia and his return to directing.
Note: Written by Charles A. McDaniel
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Star: Ricardo Montalban as Carl Duran