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Movie Crazy (1932)

Harold Hall, an accident prone young man with little or no acting ability, desperately wants to be in pictures. After a mix-up with his application photograph, he gets an offer to have a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mary Sears
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Vance
Louise Closser Hale ...
Mrs. Kitterman
Spencer Charters ...
J.L. O'Brien
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Wesley Kitterman - Producer
Eddie Fetherston ...
Bill - Assistant Director (as Eddie Fetherstone)
Sydney Jarvis ...
The Director
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Miller
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Margie
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Mr. Hall (as De Witt Jennings)
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Mrs. Hall
Arthur Housman ...
Customer Who Didn't Order Rabbit
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Storyline

Harold Hall, an accident prone young man with little or no acting ability, desperately wants to be in pictures. After a mix-up with his application photograph, he gets an offer to have a screen-test, and goes off to Hollywood. At the studio, he does everything wrong and causes all sorts of trouble. But he catches the fancy of a beautiful actress, and eventually the studio owner recognizes him as a comic genius. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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You've waited two years for this. (Newspaper ad). See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 September 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Silence... on tourne!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$675,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(re-release) | (restored)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first film that Harold Lloyd worked with a full script of prepared dialogue. See more »

Goofs

As Miller is chasing after Harold outside the studio offices, a very clear shadow of the boom microphone can be seen in the grass to the left of the sidewalk. See more »

Quotes

Mary Sears: Oh, now, listen, dear, you mustn't feel that way about me. I'm not worth it. No girl is. No, no girl is. You will get over it. Really, you will.
Vance: I'll never. I'll never get - you're the most beautiful girl in the world.
Mary Sears: Oh, no, dear, there's lots of other girls in the world - just as pretty as I am.
Vance: No, no. I'll never get over it.
Harold Hall aka Trouble: Sure you'll get over it. Sure you will, old man. She's quite right. There's a lots of other girls - much prettier than she is! You're right!
Mary Sears: Oh, am I?
Harold Hall aka Trouble: Yes and you're ...
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Funny Side of Life (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Indiana
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by James F. Hanley
Whistled by Harold
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One of the best Lloyd's Talkies
19 October 2000 | by (Milan, Italy) – See all my reviews

MOVIE CRAZY certainly is one of the best Lloyd's Talkies. From the opening gag on there are so many enjoyable moments only Lloyd knows how to provide. The screen test scenes are among the highlights. As always gags are very tightly built. Lloyd also handles the dialogue and timing pretty well; but Constance Cummings portrays a dominating, intelligent female lead that is rare in Lloyd's movies. Only complaint: if the high rise sequence in Feet First is recycled from Safety Last, the fighting-in-the-water scene here certainly looks familiar as well-from The Kid Brother. It's also a bit long and excessive.


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