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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Dell Henderson ...
Paul Ralli ...
Andre
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Casting Director
Harry Gribbon ...
Comedy Director
Sidney Bracey ...
Dramatic Director (as Sidney Bracy)
Polly Moran ...
The Maid
Albert Conti ...
Producer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Gofert
George Goforth
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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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Release Date:

20 November 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Es tut sich was beim Film  »

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(copyright length) | (Turner Library Print)

Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

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 Pepper: My acting is the talk of Savannah.
Billy Boone: My acting is the scandal of Hollywood!
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Soundtracks

You're In The Army Now
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Played after Mr. Vidor talks to the actors playing soldiers
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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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