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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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Director: Lloyd Bacon
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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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20 November 1928 (USA)  »

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Studio scenes taking place at the "Comet Studios" were taken at the derelict Mack Sennett "Keystone" studios, where such comedy greats as Charles Chaplin and Ben Turpin worked early in their careers. Sennett built and moved to a larger studio earlier in the year, so director King Vidor filmed his slapstick studio scenes at the older, vacated site. See more »

Quotes

Peggy's maid: Pardon my depravity, but that terrible comedian person is downstairs.
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California, Here I Come
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
Played during the opening scene of Hollywood
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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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