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Star Dust (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Comedy | 6 April 1940 (USA)
Carolyn Sayres gets a Hollywood contract from talent scout Brooke but is later rejected because she's too young. She falls in love with Bud Borden, another contractee who helps her to ... See full summary »

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Ambrose Fillmore / Bud Borden
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Thomas Brooke
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Lola Langdon
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Dane Wharton
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Mary Andrews
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Sam Wellman
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Aunt Martha Parker
Walter Kingsford ...
Napoleon in Screen Test
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Ronnie
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Bellboy
Hal K. Dawson ...
Cargo, Wellman's Assistant
Jody Gilbert ...
Swedish Maid
Gary Breckner ...
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Carolyn Sayres gets a Hollywood contract from talent scout Brooke but is later rejected because she's too young. She falls in love with Bud Borden, another contractee who helps her to become a star. Based partly on Darnells' early experiences in Hollywood. Wharton is a parody of Zanuck. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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6 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Don't Let It Get You Down
Written by Mack Gordon
Performed by Mary Healy and Charlotte Greenwood
Played often in the score
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Sweet Linda!

Really cute flick of young girl determined to make it as an actress in that wicked town of Hollywood.The sleaziness of the business is glossed over to make it into a more Cinderella type story.Charlotte Greenwood is fun as the motherly dramatic coach,Roland Young is amusing as the talent scout.Mary Healy sings the title song with gusto,and John Payne is fun as an aspiring actor.George Montgomery has nice bit as a failed actor.This was in the sweet phase of Darnell's career before she morphed into more adult,sultry roles.Linda was a real beauty,no nose bobs,implants or capped teeth for her.She was a sad case of the Hollywood system failing her.After Darryl Zanuck lost interest in promoting her,her career never got back on track.All this despite her fine comedic talent she displayed in later films.


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