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Pick a Star (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 21 May 1937 (USA)
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

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Nellie Moore
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Joe Jenkins
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Cecilia Moore
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Rinaldo Lopez
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Dagmar
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Mr. Klawheimer
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Dimitri Hogan
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Mr. Stone
Cully Richards ...
Night Club M.C.
Spencer Charters ...
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Samuel Adams ...
Sheriff (as Sam Adams)
Robert Gleckler ...
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Newlywed
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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21 May 1937 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Listen to the Mockingbird
(1855) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Milburn and lyrics by Septimus Winner (Published under the name Alice Hawthorne)
Played on harmonica by Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (both dubbed by Robert McClung)
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Enjoyable musical comedy.
2 February 2007 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is your standard musical comedy from the '30's, with a big plus that it features some well known '30's actors in small fun cameo's.

There is not much to the story and basically the movie is all about its fun and 'no-worries' overall kind of atmosphere, with a typical Hal Roach comedy touch to it. Appereantly it's a 'Cinderella story' but I most certainly didn't thought of it that way while watching the movie. The story gets very muddled in into the storytelling, that features many different characters and also many small cameo appearance, when the main characters hit the Hollywood studios.

Of course the highlight of the movie is when Laurel & Hardy make their appearance and show some of their routines. It's like watching a movie and getting a Laurel & Hardy short with it for free. Also Laurel & Hardy regular Walter Long makes an appearance in the routine and James Finlayson (without a mustache this time) as the director of the short.

It's certainly true that all of the cameo's and subplots distract from the main plot line and character but in this case that is no problem, since its all way more fun and interesting to watch than the main plot line and the shallow typical main character.

The movie is most certainly not any worse than any of its other genre movies from the same time period, though the rating on here would suggest otherwise.

7/10

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