Movie Movie (1978)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Sport  |  15 June 1979 (Ireland)
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Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gloves Malloy / Spats Baxter
Betsy McGuire / Isobel Stuart
Peanuts / Jinks Murphy
Vince Marlow / Pop
Joey Popchik
Troubles Moran
Mama Popchik / Mrs. Updike
Michael Kidd ...
Pop Popchik
Angie Popchik
Johnny Danko / Dick Cummings
Doctor Blaine / Doctor Bowers
Clay Hodges ...
Sailor Lawson
George P. Wilbur ...
Tony Norton
Peter Stader ...
Barney Keegle (as Peter T. Stader)
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ...
The Announcer (as James Lennon)


Three movie genres of the 1930s are satirized in this spoof of the traditional double feature. In "Dynamite Hands" a delivery boy turns prizefighter in order to raise enough money for his kid sister's eye operation. Later, however, he turns his back on his father-figure manager and librarian girlfriend when he is distracted by a flashy gangster and sexy night club diva. Intermission has a coming-attractions trailer for "Zero Hour," a World War I aviation drama. In the second feature, "Baxter's Beauties of 1933" a Broadway impresario hears he has only a month to live and is determined to mount one more hit on the boards. When his drunken diva of a star cannot go on opening night, he finds that the ingénue he chooses to replace her is his long-estranged daughter, whom he has not seen since she was a girl. All three stories feature the same cast in repertoire. Written by

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Starring George C. Scott...TWICE! See more »


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Movie Movie
27 May 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Affectionate parody of 1930's movies with Scott hamming it up perfectly in double roles. There's a boxing drama, then a corny musical, but it adds up to fun in this pleasant trip down Hollywood's memory lane.

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