Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) decides he wants to be an actor. After a few at home lessons - he come out speaking in a French accent like Charles Boyer - he heads off to the studio after arranging an interview with director Anthony Anguish. His first mistake is to walk on to the set while they are filming and then his take on the role leads to director to walk off the set in despair. He finally gets a role, but it's not quite what he expected a Hollywood career might be. Written by
Did You Know?
Actor and future President Ronald Reagan
is referred to by the narrator as "Ronnie" Reagan as he walks through the studio streets. See more
Ronald Reagan, Janis Paige, Alexis Smith, Wayne Morris (I), Martha Vickers and Robert Hutton are credited orally by the narrator. See more
Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played during the shot of Mrs. O'Grady's boarding house and often in the score See more