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The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932)

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The Cohens and the Kellys invade a Hollywood studio after Kitty becomes the darling of the studio.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Sidney ...
Charles Murray ...
Michael Kelly
June Clyde ...
Kitty Kelly
Maurice Cohen
Esther Howard ...
Mrs. Maggie Kelly
Emma Dunn ...
Mrs. Sarah Cohen
Eileen Percy ...
Eileen Percy
Chauncey Chadwick
Luis Alberni ...
Bladimir Petrosky
John Roche ...
Gregory Gordon
Robert Greig ...
Dorothy Christy ...
Mrs. Chauncey Chadwick
Harry Barris ...
Frank Albertson
Lew Ayers


Small town America: the Cohens own a movie theater; the Kellys own a diner. Kitty Kelly and Maurice Cohen are young lovers; Maurice sends Kitty's picture to a movie studio, and they accept her and make her a star. Soon, the Kelly family is living the high life; they write a postcard to the Cohens, who take a polite "wish you were here" as an invitation to sell everything. The Kellys shun the Cohens, who they now see as gauche. But when sound films are introduced, Kitty is no longer a star, and composer Maurice suddenly makes his family rich (for a while) . Written by Jon Reeves <>

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WHO'S WHAT! They're fighting again---or yet---and they're funnier than ever in the picture that sweeps you to the heart of movieland, hits its hot and high spots, and smacks out the greatest bunch of laughs that ever filled a theatre. See more »


Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

28 March 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Forasteiros de Hollywood  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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