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Conceited actor Emery Slade, on a mission to recruit a Broadway star for Fox, picks unknown Julie Clarke instead.

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Emery Slade
Mark Stevens ...
Bill Davis
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Julie Clarke
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Melville Crossman
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Rosalie Brooks
Lloyd Corrigan ...
John Barker
Hope Emerson ...
Mrs. Schlaghammer
Walter Catlett ...
Joe Brooks
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Barney Bassett
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Jean Hersholt
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Storyline

Conceited film star Emery Slade was on top in 1932; in 1949, he's broke and still insufferable. Fox producer Crossman enlists Slade's aid to persuade broadway star Rosalie Brooks to star in the film "Bandwagon." But when Slade meets Julie Clarke, his assistant's onetime girlfriend, he decides she, not Rosalie, should get the part. No one can fathom his motives for this apparently selfless act, but there are a few tricks in the old fox yet...and he'll need them all. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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22 March 1950 (Mexico)  »

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Crossman's office is a replica of producer Darryl F. Zanuck's. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Schlaghammer: You! You! Just who do you think you are?
Emery Slade: I know who I am, Mrs. Schlaghammer. What's more, I know who my father was. And that, around here, is a unique distinction.
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References The Lost Weekend (1945) See more »

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I Love Louisa
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Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Howard Dietz
Performed by Betsy Drake (dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams)
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A good choice for fans of William Powell, Betsy Drake, Jean Hersholt, and/or films about Hollywood or the road to success.
13 June 2002 | by (sf, ca) – See all my reviews

This is a good film for fans of William Powell, Betsy Drake, Jean Hersholt, and/or films about Hollywood or the road to success. Inspirational in that "we're gonna make it" way, however corny that can be. The plot twists are good, if melodramatic, the "schemes" hatched by the characters to achieve their objectives are clever, and there are some good musical numbers, although these are far fewer than in the musical, "Bandwagon," which is based on the same source. I found it a very pleasant evening's entertainment.


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