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Out Where the Stars Begin (1938)

Approved  |   |  Short, Comedy, Musical  |  28 May 1938 (USA)
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A "Broadway Brevity" short from Vitaphone shot in Technicolor that spoofs the Hollywood studio set-up. When the ballerina star of a musical feature walks off in a huff, aided by the ... See full summary »



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Evelyn Thawl ...
Sally Carter
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A "Broadway Brevity" short from Vitaphone shot in Technicolor that spoofs the Hollywood studio set-up. When the ballerina star of a musical feature walks off in a huff, aided by the fit-throwing director (Fritz Feld), her understudy (Evelyn Thawl) steps in and "a star is born." Written by Les Adams <>

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28 May 1938 (USA)  »

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Technicolor Specials (1937-1938 season) #4: Out Where the Stars Begin  »

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Included in Warner Home Video's 2005 DVD release of Angels with Dirty Faces (1938). See more »


[first lines]
Glen: Good morning, Joe.
Joe, Studio Guard: Good morning, Glen.
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Edited from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) See more »


You're Lovely as You Are
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by Jeffrey Lynn
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Talented Eveyn Thawl In Rare Film Appearance
5 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Evelyn Thawl as "Sally Carter" was pretty and wholesome-looking and a good dancer as she demonstrates here in this 20-minute short came with the "Angels Have Dirty Faces" DVD. It's always nice to see the beautiful Technicolor back in those rare times when it was filmed in the 1930s.

"Sally" is trying to break into the movie business as a dancer. She makes a quick friend in the makeup artist (no name given but played by Jeffrey Lynn) who persuades director "Mr. Nitovich" (Fritz Field) to give her shot. The film also belongs to Field as he gives an over- the-top satire performance of a dramatic European film director making his debut in American films. It's a good thing this is short film because "Nitovich," which his abrasive yelling, soon wears out his welcome.

Anyway, Thawl performs a ballet and a tap dance number, Lynn sings a song and we see cameo shots of a few stars such as Pat O'Brien and Ann Sheridan.

Overall, it's quite corny and dated and, frankly, not something I would more than twice. A sad note: from what I could find, Miss Thawl, who performed mostly on Broadway, lived a very short life....but I have no details of what happened to her.

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