Merton of the Movies Movie Review 1947

Information and Film Reviews for Merton of the Movies the Movie

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Skelton stars as star-struck, small town theatre usher Merton Gill who wins a trip to Hollywood. He's befriended by stunt double Phyllis (O'Brien) who recognizes his comedic talents and works to get him that big break. Based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly and previously filmed in 1924 and 1932 (as "Make Me a Star").

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Available on VHS
Running time 82 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Showbiz Comedies, Biopics: Showbiz, Adapted from a Play, At the Movies
Screenplay
George Wells, Lou Breslow
Cast
Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Gloria Grahame, Leon Ames, Alan Mowbray, Charles D. Brown, Hugo Haas, Harry Hayden
Director
Robert Alton
Producer
Albert Lewis, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

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