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What Price Hollywood? (1932)

Passed  -  Drama  -  24 June 1932 (USA)
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The career of a waitress takes off when she meets an amiable drunken Hollywood producer.

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Mary Evans
Lowell Sherman ...
Max Carey
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Lonny Borden
Gregory Ratoff ...
Julius Saxe
Brooks Benedict ...
Muto
Louise Beavers ...
The Maid
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George Reed ...
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Storyline

Brown Derby waitress Mary Evans befriends seldom-sober director Max Carey and is soon in the big-time. She hooks eastern millionaire Lonnie Borden but he soon tires of the Hollywood lifestyle and of playing second fiddle to a star. Carey looks on with interest when he can see straight. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Release Date:

24 June 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Madness  »

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Budget:

$411,676 (estimated)
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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson's first movie. See more »

Goofs

When Mary is filming her first bit part she drops her script on the stairs, which then disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Mary Evans is admiring a magazine photo of Clark Gable]
Mary Evans: Hmmmm. Oh, boy!
[Mary places the magazine photo against her face and pretends Gable is her lover. She speaks in an exaggerated voice]
Mary Evans: Daaahling, how I love you my daaahling, I love you I do.
[she puts the magazine down and returns to her normal voice]
Mary Evans: It's getting late and I must scram.
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The Wedding March
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Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on an organ in church during the wedding
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An earlier version of A Star Is Born
20 November 1998 | by (sarah Lawrence College) – See all my reviews

One of George Cukor's better films, featuring Lowell Sherman, as an alcoholic director, Gregory Ratoff as a Sam Goldwyn like producer, and Constance Bennett playing the starstruck waitress at the Brown Derby. The film also includes Eddie "Rochester" Anderson as Sherman's sly butler. An early RKO film, it shows the working of the studio, somewhat satirically but lovingly. Also, a world premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater. It should be better known .


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