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Talent Scout (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 24 July 1937 (USA)
A Hollywood playboy helps a small-town girl achieve stardom.

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(original story) (as George R. Bilson), (screen play) (as George R. Bilson) | 1 more credit »
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Steve Stewart
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Mary Brannigan
Fred Lawrence ...
Raymond Crane
Rosalind Marquis ...
Bernice Fox
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A.J. Lambert
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M.B. Carter
Teddy Hart ...
Moe Jerome
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Janet Morris
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Bert Smith (as David Carlyle)
Al Herman ...
Jack Scholl
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Ruth - Secretary (as Helen Valkis)
John Pearson ...
Jed Hudkins
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Master of Ceremonies (scenes deleted)
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Charlie - Bus Driver
Mary Doyle ...
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A Hollywood playboy helps a small-town girl achieve stardom.

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Drama | Romance

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Craig Reynolds, who appears briefly from archive footage in the movie, was originally cast as the star of this movie, but caught the flu and was replaced by Donald Woods. See more »

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In the Silent Picture Days
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Sung by Jeanne Madden in a Burlesque show
Reprised by her in a screen test
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Another Warner B-film makes it to TCM...
11 October 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

A fired talent agent (DONALD WOODS) promotes an aspiring actress/singer to stardom. Where have you heard that one before? Woods is the brash, fast-talking agent (a departure from his usual placid roles), and Jeanne Madden is the girl he goes to great pains to promote. Frankly, Miss Madden is a singer with a not so spectacular voice and nothing about her suggests future stardom.

But it's the kind of plot Warner Bros. seemed to dust off occasionally in the future, with sparkling results. (Think MY DREAM IS YOURS with Doris Day, Jack Carson and Eve Arden or IT'S A GREAT FEELING, again with Day and Carson).

ROBERT PAIGE has a small role as a studio executive and FRED LAWRENCE does a nice job as the studio's matinée idol. But it's strictly a trifle nicely played by DONALD WOODS but ill served by a lackluster leading lady.


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