On board a train en route to Los Angeles, runaway bride Remember Steddon, believing now that she married in haste, abandons her husband, Owen Scudder, not knowing at the time that Scudder had previously married and murdered solely for money. Unprepared to be on her own, Mem, as she is known to her friends, accidentally stumbles across the outdoor set of a Hollywood movie directed by Frank Claymore. Mem is welcomed onto the set by the cast and crew. But as the shooting moves on, Mem decides to pursue other avenues, as she had been taught by her conservative parents that movie acting was a disreputable occupation. But needing work, Mem decides to try her hand at being an actress. This task is easier said than done, until she runs across Claymore again, he who is determined to make her a star. As her movie stardom does indeed rise, so does the admiration of adoration of legions, including her director Claymore, and her leading man Tom Holby. A further consequence of her stardom is that ... Written by
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I remember seeing this film on TCM not too long ago and really being taken by not only the look of the film but the no-holds-barred look at Tinseltown that probably had only Cruze's long-lost Hollywood for comparison in the silent era.
It's also nice to see another film with Eleanor Boardman besides THE CROWD. While her performance in that film is astounding, I've always wondered what her earlier career was like and added to that she was just so gorgeous-you wish she was more well known to current film buffs, and maybe with this film now on video that might change a tad.
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