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Ethel Hill (screen play) &
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Release Date:
7 September 1937 (USA) See more »
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Cast

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Richard Dix ... Tim Bart

Fay Wray ... Gloria Gay
Victor Kilian ... Slim
Franklin Pangborn ... Mr. Forsythe
Charles Arnt ... Jed Reed
Granville Bates ... Sam Bennett
William B. Davidson ... Al Howard
Arthur Loft ... Pete
Edgar Dearing ... Joe Stevens
James Donlan ... Shorty
Bill Burrud ... Billy - The Kid (as Billy Burrud)
Zeffie Tilbury ... Miss Gordon
Harold Goodwin ... Buck
Charles Brinley ... Pappy
Zeni Vatori ... Joe Spogoli
Wade Boteler ... Patrolman
Helen Brown ... Nurse
Mary Jane Temple ... Nurse
Robert Chisholm ... Englishman
Zita Moulton ... Englishwoman
Tom Chatterton ... Bank Manager
Byron Foulger ... Chet
Sam McDaniel ... Black Porter
Miki Morita ... Japanese Gardener
Arthur Wanzer ... Addison
D'Arcy Corrigan ... Shakespearean Actor
Scotty Beckett ... Boy
Delmar Watson ... Boy
Tommy Bupp ... Boy
Fred Walburn ... Boy
Wally Albright ... Boy
Sammy McKim ... Boy
Richard Terry ... Bank Robber / Driver
George Chesebro ... Bank Robber
Eddie Laughton ... Bank Robber
Don Brodie ... Don - Sound Man Don
Eddie Fetherston ... Eddie - Assistant Director
Beatrice Curtis ... Eleanor - Script Girl
Edward Hearn ... Cop
Lucille Lund ... American Girl
Harry Strang ... Joe Pratt
John Tyrrell ... Burt
Cyril Ring ... Rudy - Cameraman
Frank Ellis ... Gorman
Georgie Billings ... Tough Boy
Billy Wolfstone ... Fat Boy
Charles Williams ... Hymie - Photographer
Alexander Palasthy ... Russian
Francis Sayles ... Waiter
C.L. Sherwood ... Bum
Bruce Sidney ... Bank Manager
Philip Waldron ... Clark Gable
Doc Dearborn ... William Powell
Bob O'Keefe ... James Cagney
Howard Bruce ... Edward Arnold
Joan Beauchamp ... Myrna Loy
Margaret Wormser ... Loretta Young
John Bohn ... John Barrymore
Arthur McLaglen ... Victor McLaglen
James May ... W.C. Fields
Eugene DeVerdi ... Charles Chaplin
Charles Dow Clark ... Joe E. Brown
Frank Brown ... Harold Lloyd
Virginia Rendell ... Mae West
Carol Dietrich ... Marlene Dietrich
Frankie Farr ... Eddie Cantor (as Franky Farr)
Earl Haddon ... Bing Crosby
Berna Mack ... Claudette Colbert
Don Eddy ... Dancing Fred Astaire
Lillian Tours ... Dancing Ginger Rogers
Beatrice Coleman ... Ginger Rogers
Betty Dietrich ... Greta Garbo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colleen Bawn ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Interne in Children's Ward (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bruce Grant ... Boy (uncredited)
Roderick Grant ... Boy (uncredited)
Paul Hilton ... Boy (uncredited)
Richard Holland ... Boy (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint ... Doctor (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Dresser (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Pat McCall ... Boy (uncredited)
Burton Cagney Miller ... Boy (uncredited)
Marilyn Milner ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Billy Smith ... Boy (uncredited)
Bobs Watson ... Boy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Harry Lachman 
 
Writing credits
Ethel Hill (screen play) &
Harvey Fergusson (screen play) &
Samuel Fuller (screen play) (as Sam Fuller)

Myles Connolly (story "Once a Hero")

Produced by
Myles Connolly .... associate producer
William Perlberg .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Walker 
 
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
Otto Meyer 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Kalloch 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Lodge Cunningham .... sound engineer
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
 

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Runtime:
67 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Goofs:
Continuity: The car used by Tim Bart (Dix) during the making of his film as a gangster about to hold up a bank and the car used later by the three robbers in an actual hold-up attempt bears the same license plate number 6W 4079.See more »

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Tim Bart (A Western Hero Has-Been) Rides Again!, 2 March 2014
Author: Dalbert Pringle from New Zealand

Keeping in mind that this, of course, is my own, personal opinion - I think that (unless someone has the blackest heart) It Happened In Hollywood (IHIH, for short) is one of those rare, old films that (even though its story is a tad corny and clichéd) is literally impossible to dislike.

Mind you, I'd say that this 1937 picture is probably best suited for an audience much younger than myself. But still, its good-heartedness and overall appeal makes it a solid 67 minutes of first-rate entertainment, regardless of one's age.

IHIH stars Richard Dix, as Tim Bart, and Fay Wray, as Gloria Gay. Both very competent and attractive-looking Hollywood actors, these 2 were very convincing in their subsequent roles.

The year is 1928 and Tim Bart is a vastly popular, silent-era Cowboy-hero who is completely adored by the youngsters who faithfully flock to his movies. Gloria Gay is forever the damsel-in-distress who is always being rescued from the evil clutches of the story's villain by Bart.

With the coming of sound pictures, Bart's studio, Perfect Pictures, take away Bart's horse and badge and try to re-mold him into a suave leading man in romantic dramas.

But Bart just can't seem to make the transition and so he is dropped by Perfect Pictures and, at this point, he becomes a down-on-his-luck has-been.

Of course, what's in store for Tim Bart turns out to be a very delightful surprise for one and all.

This picture is actually quite an intriguing study of the Tim Bart character.

One of this film's highlights is a huge, outdoor, Hollywood party that is merrily attended by numerous celebrity lookalikes.

Directed by Harry Lachman, I certainly have no qualms about recommending this movie to anyone who can appreciate early, sound pictures.

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