In the Coen Brothers spoof of 1950s Hollywood a studio fixer has his hands full searching for the kidnapped star of its major unfinished Jesus film, getting other stars out of jams, & considering the offer of a job giving him more money & more time with his neglected family.
The vicious Red Scare in Hollywood after WW 2 is personalized in this bio of writer Dalton Trumbo, who when blacklisted, still won an Oscar under a pseudonym.
A character transformatino film it f eatures a Mexican womanizer stuck with an unwanted baby. Moving to L.A. in search of the mother, he becomes a stuntman, becoming very attached to the child. When the mother tries to regain custody there is a court battle, the story ending unexpectedly.