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Going Hollywood (1933)

Passed | | Musical, Romance | 22 December 1933 (USA)
Sylvia is the French teacher at Briarcroft's School for Girls, but she wants to find romance. When she hears Bill on the radio, she decides to leave and thank him. But he is on his way to ... See full summary »

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Lili Yvonne
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Sylvia is the French teacher at Briarcroft's School for Girls, but she wants to find romance. When she hears Bill on the radio, she decides to leave and thank him. But he is on his way to Hollywood with Lili to make a movie. When Sylvia gets to Hollywood, she finds that seeing Bill again is almost impossible, but she gets a job in the chorus. Then when Lili quits the picture, Sylvia is tapped to play her character. But the part she wants is with Bill, a part that Lili seems to have. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Musical | Romance

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22 December 1933 (USA)  »

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Paid to Laugh  »

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Budget:

$914,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$962,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The second of three consecutive films Marion Davies starred in at MGM that grossed more than $1,000,000 .. when a movie ticket cost 25 cents. The other two were Peg o' My Heart (1933) and Operator 13 (1934). See more »

Quotes

Bill 'Billy' Williams: [singing] Out where they say, "Let us be gay," I'm goin' Hollywood. I'll ballyhoo greetings to you, I'm goin' Hollywood. Hey, while you sleepyheads are in that hay, I'll be dancing - I'm gonna be dancing with a sun-kissed baby. And I'm on my way - here's my beret, I'm going Hollywood!
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Referenced in Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Remember Me
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Jack O'Brien
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Jimmy Hollywood imitating Morton Downey
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Bizarre, but worthwhile
6 October 1999 | by (Albany NY, USA) – See all my reviews

Strange plot casts Marion Davies as, essentially, a stalker. After hearing Bing Crosby on the radio, she throws over her old >life to follow him to Los Angeles. Davies is appealing, as >usual, and there are some nice comic bits from Patsy Kelly. The >highlight, however, is Crosby singing his early classic >"Temptation".


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