Anne Bancroft

Art and romance go hand in hand in the beguiling 'Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story'

Art and romance go hand in hand in the beguiling 'Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story'

Nowadays, closing-credit scrolls on Hollywood movies can run upward of 10 minutes, with every executive, caterer and cashier who came within shouting distance of the production name-checked. It wasn’t this way back in the Golden Age, or even during the heady rush of the New Hollywood era. And as Daniel Raim’s captivating documentary “Harold and Lillian” makes clear, the legions of uncredited craftspeople and sources of inspiration included key contributors to some of the American movie industry’s most enduring creations.

The delightful duo at the center of Raim’s film are storyboard artist Harold Michelson and researcher Lillian Michelson, whose 60-year marriage began in 1947 and...

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