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Show People (1928)

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A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.



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Complete credited cast:
Peggy Pepper / Marion Davies
Dell Henderson ...
Paul Ralli ...
Andre Telfair
Casting Director
Harry Gribbon ...
Comedy Director
Sidney Bracey ...
Dramatic Director (as Sidney Bracy)
Polly Moran ...
The Maid
Albert Conti ...


Colonel Pepper brings his daughter, Peggy, to Hollywood from Georgia to be an actress. There she meets Billy who gets her work at Comet Studio doing comedies with him. But Peggy is discovered by High Art Studio and she leaves Billy and Comet to work there. For her new image, she is now Patricia Pepoire and ignores Billy when he sees her on location. When she is not longer wanted by the little people who do not understand "ART", she plans to marry Andre to get a fake title. Billy will not let her go without a fight. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

20 November 1928 (USA)  »

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Es tut sich was beim Film  »

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(copyright length) | (Turner Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(musical score and sound effects)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The musicians who play "mood music" for Peggy Pepper during filming did the same thing in real life for actress Marion Davies. See more »


Billy Boone: What's the matter, Baby? Don't you know you're a wow?
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Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by Abe Olman
Played when John Gilbert's car pulls into the MGM lot
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18 June 2001 | by (Mol, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Oh it's so cool to watch a Silent Classic once in while! Director Vidor is simply delightful and even makes a lengthy (at least for 1928) cameo as himself. The story is about having success in life and the way it changes you. Marion Davies plays a girl that leaves its friends in a little comedy studio to be part of a larger "drama" studio. She becomes a big star and the consequences are she really alienates from the real world. For a moment she even denies her (poor) past! The cameos are simply hilarious, certainly the scene where the main character (Marion Davies) sees...Marion Davies in the studios and concludes she doesn't seem that special... It's got to be one of the first movie-in-the-movies here and for real freaks it's awesome to see the cameras and material from way back then. A must-see if you ask me!!

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