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Ken Kling (story)
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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
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone System)

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Snubbed by Paramount, 'Louise Brooks' wasn't able to get film work, except from this film's studio; 'Mermaid Talking Pictures', a decidedly low-rent affair.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Wrong Place, 8 November 2006
Author: tedg ( from Virginia Beach

The story is about a fellow who ends up in the wrong place, directed by someone (fatty Arbuckle) who was in the wrong place because he previously was in the wrong place. And the reason to watch it is Lousie Brooks of course. She had already had an amazing rise and fall in the US, then to Europe where she found her greatest roles. Then immediately back here in this meatball, this weedpatch.

Its her first talkie. She had been in a Philo Vance mystery that was horrid. (One of the subsequent ones is on my list of films you must see.) Like there, as here, she's charmless, which is darn interesting.

She's the same beauty, but its a different eye. This eye isn't looking for the afterglow, the savor of the lingering survey, the woman hidden beneath the woman who pretends she is seductively visible.

Wrong place. Its as interesting as being in the right place.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.

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