To mark "Oscar" week, author and past-winner Frederic Raphael recalls five adventures in the film trade.
1: Jimmy. From rags to riches to swimming pools....
Series producer Duncan Minshull
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Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Producer: Duncan Minshull
2: Eugene. What not to do with an Oscar....
3: Merce. The showbiz lawyer was a hot shot ...
4: Melanie. Successful producer meets young actress. End of story?
Final story: Victor. He was a very honest film director....