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Curtain Call (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 26 April 1940 (USA)
A naive playwright sells her awful play, "The End of Everything," to two Broadway producers who want to get even with an ungrateful star.

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A naive playwright sells her awful play, "The End of Everything," to two Broadway producers who want to get even with an ungrateful star.

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Great directing and acting

This version of "Curtain Call" (the title has been used frequently) is a lot of fun, with a superb cast of remarkably talented performers. Strangely, few of the stars are household names, but they have all the ability in the world. The three female leads are also extremely attractive, both in their physical appearances and their personalities. "Curtain Call" has a cute story, and it's very well done. It's an odd type of script, in my opinion, for Dalton Trumbo to be connected to, but he must have had a good original story. "Curtain Call" is well worth seeing more than once just for the interplay of the characters.


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