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Stand-In (1937)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  29 October 1937 (USA)
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A former child star falls in love with a stuffy accountant, who wants to learn why his firm's movie studio is losing money.

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Cast

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Atterbury Dodd
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Lester Plum
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Quintain
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Koslofski
Marla Shelton ...
Cheri
C. Henry Gordon ...
Nassau
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Tom Potts
Tully Marshall ...
Fowler Pettypacker
J.C. Nugent ...
Junior Pettypacker
William V. Mong ...
Cyrus Pettypacker
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Storyline

Atterbury Dodd is an efficiency expert who believes everything can be reduced to mathematics. He is sent to Hollywood to see whether Colossal Pictures is a good investment. He soon learns that movie production doesn't fit his formulaic mindset. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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29 October 1937 (USA)  »

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Mr. Dodd geht nach Hollywood  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Lester Plum bares some resemblance Marie Osborne, a child actress in the silent era who returned to the film industry in the 1930's as an extra and stand-in. It's unclear if Osborne's life story was directly influential on this film or the role played by Joan Blondell. See more »

Goofs

A little way in accountant Atterbury Dodds walks through the accounts dept. A clerk gives him a slip containing a list of figures which total 1296221. Dodds says "There's an error in the addition the total should be 1296321, have the machine fixed". The total however is correct. The figures are - 63155; 122925; 57005; 54685; 404200; 56705; 122925; 54685; 305250; 54686 which total 1296221 See more »

Quotes

Koslofski: Great pictures are not made... they are remade!
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Connections

Featured in Going Hollywood: The '30s (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Give You Anything but Love
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
One line sung a cappella by Jack Carson
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Great Send-up of the Movie Business
12 September 1999 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest films I have seen in a long time! Leslie Howard plays a rigid, naive accountant who is sent to Hollywood to look at the books of a movie studio. Blondell plays his boarding house neighbor,a movie stand-in who becomes his secretary, teacher and confidant. Humphrey Bogart has a rare comic role as a movie producer, and does extremely well in it. In fact, he has one of the funniest scenes. Thrown out of a bar because he's drunk, he and his little Scottie dog stand outside it. Bogart wears a placard saying "this cafe is unfair to me", and the dog wears a placard saying the same thing. Shirley Temple is also satirized in this film. If you love old movies, you shouldn't miss this one!


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