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Show People (1928)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 20 October 1928 (USA)
A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

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Cast

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Peggy Pepper / Marion Davies
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Dell Henderson ...
Paul Ralli ...
Andre Telfair
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Harry Gribbon ...
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Dramatic Director (as Sidney Bracy)
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The Maid
Albert Conti ...
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Storyline

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 <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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20 October 1928 (USA)  »

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Es tut sich was beim Film  »

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(copyright length) | (Turner Library Print)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

One of five films William Haines starred in for MGM in 1928. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Pepper: I came here to do drama. Why didn't you tell me it was this?
Billy Boone: But, Baby, all the stars have had to take it on the chin - Swanson, Daniels, Lloyd - all of them. Come on, Baby - you've gone this far - it'll be easy from now on.
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Connections

Featured in So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Marion Davies is a comic gem
28 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

The great and underrated Marion Davies shows her stuff in this late (1928) silent comedy that also showcases the wonderful William Haines. Davies plays a hick from Georgia who crashes Hollywood with help from Haines. They appear in cheap comedies until Marion is "discovered" and becomes a big dramatic star. A great lampoon on Hollywood and its pretentions. Davies & Haines are a wonderful team (too bad they never made a talkie together) and the guest shots from the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart, John Gilbert, Elinor Glynn, and Marion Davies (you have to see it) are a hoot. A must for any serious film buff or for anyone interested in the still-maligned Marion Davies!


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