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Release Date:
3 May 1931 (USA) See more »
A driver on a non-stop race from New York to San Francisco gets detoured to Hollywood, where he winds up working as a publicity man for a movie studio and assigned to revive the career of a beautiful but fading star. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Jack Shutta ... Windy Riley

Louise Brooks ... Betty Grey

William B. Davidson (as William Davidson)
Dell Henderson
Wilbur Mack
Walter Merrill
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
E.H. Allen ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle  (as William Goodrich)
Writing credits
Ken Kling (story)

Ernest Pagano (continuity and dialogue) and
Jack Townley (continuity and dialogue)

Produced by
Jack White .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Dwight Warren 
Sound Department
W.C. Smith .... sound

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18 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone System)

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
disappointing, 3 August 2004
Author: claudecat from United States

This poorly scripted short adds nothing positive to Roscoe Arbuckle's career. There are a few good moments, but the storyline is weak, and the direction uninspired. Arbuckle uses the same presentational style he employed more than a decade before, but without the inventive comedy of those years. The character of Windy Riley, an obnoxious buffoon who endlessly boasts, earns no sympathy. One of the few grace notes is Louise Brooks, who all-too-briefly gets to show off her smooth speaking voice and winning dance talent. But she is frustratingly underused and even her face is often hidden by poor blocking. It's too bad that fallen stars like Arbuckle who ended up at the lower-grade Educational Pictures didn't do--or weren't able to do--more with what they had left.

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