A bumbling manager tries to get a small town beauty contest winner into the movies.

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Elvira
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Ma
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Larry
Fred Niblo ...
Director Fred Niblo
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Studio Gate Guard
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Gwen Lee - Actress in Bedroom Scene
John Miljan ...
John Miljan - Actor in Bedroom Scene
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William Haines - Guest at Premiere
William Collier Sr. ...
William Collier Jr. - Master of Ceremonies at Premiere
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Dorothy Sebastian - Actress in Cave Scene
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David Burton ...
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Gopher City Kansas hosts a beauty contest. The winner, Elvira Plunkett, and her mother go to Hollywood. The Chamber of Commerce also provides Elvira with an agent, Gopher City's own Elmer J. Butz. Elmer likes Elvira and the shy Elvira likes him, but Mrs. Plunkett, a formidable woman, has little use for hapless Elmer. On the train west, they meet movie star Larry Mitchell, who takes a shine to Elvira and helps her meet MGM directors once they get to Tinsel Town. Elmer, meanwhile, wants to help Elvira with her career and he also wants to be her man. Movie stardom does come to the Gopher City entourage, but to whom is a surprise. And who will win the lovely Elvira's hand? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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The three main characters of the film - Elmer Butts, and Elvira and Ma Plunkett - come to Hollywood from Gopher City, Kansas. Trixie Friganza, who plays Ma Plunkett, was in fact from Kansas. Buster Keaton, who plays Elmer Butts, was also born in Kansas. See more »

Goofs

At approx. 1h 25min in, after the clown is pulled up, the circle of girls waits for him to come back; they turn to run off stage; cut to new film, they are still waiting for clown to return, then they turn to run off stage again. See more »

Quotes

Elmer Butts: Oh woe is me, the sqween has quooned.
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Connections

Remade as Pick a Star (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't We Got Fun
(1921) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
In the score during the skit with Elmer and Ma
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Slow and Dreadful!
28 March 2003 | by (East Northport,NY) – See all my reviews

Keaton had been able to maintain some control over his first two films at MGM,which were his last silents,but the studio foisted this TURKEY on him,and as it was a financial winner he lost any say over his final six films for the studio. This is perhaps the most leaden film Keaton ever made! It is incredibly slow and dull,with only minimal patches of action ,and nothing really funny for Buster to do. The dance numbers performed by the chubbiest dance line I've ever seen,are incredibly bad! It's interesting to compare them to the ones in "Speak Easily" (perhaps his best MGM sound film.) One can understand Buster's drinking and depression after making something as bad as this!


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