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Lee Patrick ...
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An ex-con, just out of prison, and his wife meet a screen writer on the train and decide that, since he's writing about crime without knowing much about it, collaborating with him would be better than starting a duck farm. Things get a bit sticky when the real gangsters show up and want to know how Hollywood knows so much about them. Written by Arlene K. Witt <arlene@inx.net>

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7 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Lights Out  »

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The original play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 14 August 1922, but closed after only 12 performances. See more »

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Fast paced and has some laughs
13 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just watched Crashing Hollywood after having saved it on my DVR from a TCM airing. I like Lee Tracy but did not have high expectations. He was a big star early in his career but his personal life derailed his career. Crashing Hollywood is a short film at only around 60 minutes which is not always a bad thing. Lee Tracy was more reserved than when I had seen him a couple of his older films. The supporting cast provided more of the screwball humor. The story held some interest from the start and towards the end of the film it escalated into a wild screwball comedy with mistaken identities and chase scenes. This is not an Academy Award movie but a good choice if you want to spend an hour being entertained and having a few laughs.


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