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Show People (1928)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 20 November 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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Casting Director
Harry Gribbon ...
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Sidney Bracey ...
Dramatic Director (as Sidney Bracy)
Polly Moran ...
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 November 1928 (USA)  »

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(copyright length) | (Turner Library Print)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

James Murray, who had played the lead in The Crowd (1928), was director King Vidor's original choice for Marion Davies' love interest. Murray's alcoholism and depression made him unavailable, and William Haines was cast instead. See more »

Quotes

Peggy's maid: Pardon my depravity, but that terrible comedian person is downstairs.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood Mavericks (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played when the wedding is announced in the newspaper
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Don't think about it - just see it
31 January 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the funniest 'backstage at Hollywood' movie ever, especially for a look at comedy short factories like Keystone.

Marion Davies should get a medal for bravery for taking a part where acting poorly in front of a camera is part of the role. Plenty of cameos for film buffs.


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