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Crashing Hollywood (1938)

Passed  -  Comedy | Crime  -  7 January 1938 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Comedy | Crime

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7 January 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lights Out  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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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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Version of Lights Out (1923) See more »

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What a waste!
5 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

If, like myself, you might be drawn to this picture because of your admiration of the unique talent of Lee Tracy.....forget it. Cast as a "good Joe" rather than the snarly, hyperactive conniver he excels at playing, Tracy is stuck with a role that virtually anyone could have played with as much, or as little, distinction. The story is ludicrous, the attempts at humor enfeebled, and the reliance on confusion of look-alikes reduces the plot - such as it is - to a level that might be appreciated by children, as long as they aren't too mature. Lee Tracy fans, stay away! There are many classic performances by him elsewhere. For Tom Kennedy fans, it might be worth a look.


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