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Merton of the Movies (1924)

 -  Comedy  -  3 November 1924 (USA)
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Cast overview:
Glenn Hunter ...
Charles Sellon ...
Sadie Gordon ...
Gale Henry ...
Luke Cosgrave ...
DeWitt Jennings ...
Elliott Rothe ...
Harold Parmalee
Charles Ogle ...
Ethel Wales ...
Mrs. Montague
Frank Jonasson ...
Eleanor Lawson ...
Mrs. Patterson


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Not an expose of the "movies," but a story of love, reverses and ambition that can happen in any town. Glenn Hunter in the title role of his tremendous stage success, co-starred with Viola Dana. Fifty-two record breaking weeks in New York. See more »






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3 November 1924 (USA)  »

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Les gaietés du cinéma  »

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The original Broadway production of "Merton of the Movies" by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly opened at the Cort Theatre on November 13, 1922 and ran for 392 performances. See more »


Version of Merton of the Movies (1947) See more »

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13 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know how the previous reviewer managed to see this film unless he saw it in the theater upon its original release in back in the roaring twenties or has a time machine in his garage. Sadly, this first filmed version of Merton of the Movies happens to be one of the most sought after lost films, as there are no known surviving prints. It's a shame, as it looks rather entertaining and it would have been interesting to see a silent version of the famous story. Nevertheless, unless the previous critic actually has a print stashed away in his attic or saw it screened decades ago, there is no way he nor anyone else could have possibly seen this.

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