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Star Dust (1940)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Comedy  |  6 April 1940 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ambrose Fillmore / Bud Borden
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Thomas Brooke
Charlotte Greenwood ...
Lola Langdon
William Gargan ...
Dane Wharton
Mary Beth Hughes ...
Mary Healy ...
Mary Andrews
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Sam Wellman
Jessie Ralph ...
Aunt Martha Parker
Walter Kingsford ...
Napoleon in Screen Test
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Ronnie
Robert Lowery ...
Bellboy
Hal K. Dawson ...
Cargo, Wellman's Assistant
Jody Gilbert ...
Swedish Maid
Gary Breckner ...
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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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21 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

A title which has often be used (with or without a hyphen)."Star Dust" depicts the rising of new stars and mainly the long road they have got to follow to hit the big time in Hollywood-although it is a short film and Darnell's and Payne's road does not seem a very rocky one.They make an attractive pair,a singing faux cowboy -actually a football player- and a young student who works as a waitress in a coffee shop and learns the algebraic (or trigonometric ? )formulas while serving the guests who sometimes are talent scouts ,Cinderella's good fairy.The best moment is the movie in the movie : Linda Darnell ,as if her life depended upon this screen test (and it did anyway) ,outdoes herself and is better than in the rest of the film.


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