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Secrets of an Actress (1938)

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Two architects lose their heads over a glamorous actress.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Fay Carter
George Brent ...
Dick Orr
Ian Hunter ...
Peter Snowden
Gloria Dickson ...
Carla Orr
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Marian Plantagenet
Penny Singleton ...
Miss Reid
Dennie Moore ...
Miss Blackstone
Selmer Jackson ...
Thompson
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Harrison
Emmett Vogan ...
Spencer (as Emmet Vogan)
James B. Carson ...
Carstairs
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Two architects lose their heads over a glamorous actress.

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10 September 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Segredos de uma Actriz  »

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Goofs

At the opening night of Fay's play "Springboard", pages from the program are shown to indicate the play's progress. The one for the second act reads: "Springboard, Act II, Interior Fay Carter's living room, next day." Fay Carter is the *actress*. Unless the character has the same name as the star, this was an error. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits show a woman's hands opening a locked diary, which when opened, displays the credits as the pages are flipped. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Daydreaming (All Night Long)
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Marian is introduced to Carla
Also played as dance music
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1 February 2014 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

"Secrets Of An Actress" is pretty much a routine soaper without much to recommend it - except that this one has a stellar cast trying bravely to put it over. The odds are stacked against them as the plot is hackneyed and predictable right up to the ending. There is nothing exceptional to the story, no real highs or lows and the best part of this trudge through the landscape is the background music.

In a review above, blanche-2 explains why Kay Francis, one of Hollywood's more glamorous and sophisticated 30's stars, found herself in this exercise in tedium. Ian Hunter and George Brent also must have been at loose ends and looking for something to do, but between the two of them and Kay Francis they are able to keep the lightweight story afloat. For my money the website has this picture very overrated.


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