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Pick a Star (1937)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical  -  21 May 1937 (USA)
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A Cinderella story of a young country girl who comes to Hollywood and achieves movie stardom with the help of a publicity man.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nellie Moore
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Joe Jenkins
Rosina Lawrence ...
Cecilia Moore
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Rinaldo Lopez
Lyda Roberti ...
Dagmar
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Charles Halton ...
Mr. Klawheimer
Tom Dugan ...
Dimitri Hogan
Russell Hicks ...
Mr. Stone
Cully Richards ...
Night Club M.C.
Spencer Charters ...
Judge
Samuel Adams ...
Sheriff (as Sam Adams)
Robert Gleckler ...
Head Waiter
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Newlywed
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A Cinderella story of a young country girl who comes to Hollywood and achieves movie stardom with the help of a publicity man.

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hollywood | womanizer | theft | test | sister | See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

21 May 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Movie Struck  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The opening credits show a picture of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy on the frame following Lyda Roberti's name, but they are not identified. Also, they are not in the comprehensive cast list in the end credits; so, technically, they both are uncredited. See more »

Quotes

Rinaldo Lopez: Do you mind if I smoke?
Nellie Moore: I don't care if you burn!
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Connections

Remake of Free and Easy (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Without Your Love
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Fred Stryker
Lyrics by Johnny Lange
Sung by Rosina Lawrence
Sung a cappella a bit by Jack Norton
Played at the nightclub
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Musical comedy feast, with Laurel and Hardy on the side.
22 March 2002 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

Director Edward Sedgwick, an old hand at visual comedy, successfully leads this Hal Roach road show which tenders a fast-moving and adroit scenario and excellent casting, employing a large number of Roach's reliable performers. Although the film was originally plotted as a vehicle for Patsy Kelly, sunny Jack Haley stars as Joe Jenkins, a young Kansan who sells his auto repair business and journeys to Hollywood, where he attempts to wangle a screen role for the girl he loves, star-struck Cecilia (Rosina Lawrence). Sedgwick, who prefers using the entire M-G-M studio as his set, does so here as Cecilia, always ready for an audition, is treated by a would-be paramour, cinema star Rinaldo Lopez (Mischa Auer), to behind-the-scenes action of, naturally, a musical comedy, featuring Broadway headliner Lyda Roberti. Laurel and Hardy provide several enjoyable interludes, including their well-known skit involving a tiny harmonica, and we watch fine turns by such as Joyce Compton, Russell Hicks and Walter Long. On balance, one must hand the bays to Mischa Auer, who clearly steals the picture as an emotional movie star, a role which he largely creates, and to the director for his clever closing homage to Busby Berkeley's filmic spectacles.


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