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Vance
Louise Closser Hale ...
Mrs. Kitterman
Spencer Charters ...
J.L. O'Brien
Robert McWade ...
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)
Lucy Beaumont ...
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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ha-ha! ha-haa! ha-ha! (repeated many times on the poster) See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 September 1932 (USA)  »

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Silence... on tourne!  »

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Budget:

$675,000 (estimated)
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(re-release) | (restored)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Leila Hyams was originally cast in the Constance Cummings role and can be seen in some surviving stills at the Margaret Herrick Library. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the shipboard fight scene, the mounted life preserver is seen to accidentally fall. Near the end of the fight, it is back on its mount. See more »

Connections

Featured in Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection: Mini Biographies (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Indiana
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by James F. Hanley
Whistled by Harold
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Not As Good As Advertised, Sorry To Say
30 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this the other day for the first time in years, and was disappointed. I had distant memories of this being a very funny film but it just "fair, at best." Some national film critics like Leonard Maltin call this Harold Lloyd's "best talkie," but I disagree. Film critics love any story that has to do with Hollywood.

Constance Cummings was more entertaining than Lloyd. Her looks and figure didn't hurt, either. Anyway, Harold plays a small-town Midwestern boy who heads to Hollywood to become a famous movie star. He thinks he's talented enough (which he isn't, of course.) The only reason he got invited, and keeps getting tryouts, is because the producer thinks Lloyd is someone else.

Meanwhile, since romance is usually a part of these classic comedies, Harold gets a lot of points with Cummings. She's impressed because he's the only male who doesn't fawn all over him. Since mishaps occur wherever he goes, she calls him "Trouble."

Much of the story is a series of events that happen to both of the leads, good things and bad things. There are some funny scenes, such as Lloyd putting on a magician's coat by mistake and squirting people in face, etc. However, if you've seen The Three Stooges, you've seen all the sight gaps you see in this movie. In all, nothing extraordinary.


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