Merton of the Movies Movie Review 1947

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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.

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

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