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Release Date:
28 May 1938 (USA) See more »
A "Broadway Brevity" short from Vitaphone shot in Technicolor that spoofs the Hollywood studio set-up... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Evelyn Thawl ... Sally Carter
Jeffrey Lynn ... The Makeup Artist
Armida ... Argumentative Dancer
Fritz Feld ... Mr. Nitvitch, The Temperamental Director
Charley Foy ... Sammy Kane, the Director's Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Brent ... Clip from 'Gold Is Where You Find It' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Olivia de Havilland ... Serena Ferris (archive footage) (uncredited)

Errol Flynn ... Clip from 'Adventures of Robin Hood' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dick Foran ... Dick Foran (uncredited)
Jack George ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
John Harron ... Studio Gateman (uncredited)

Wayne Morris ... Wayne Morris (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Joe, Studio Guard (uncredited)

Pat O'Brien ... Pat O'Brien (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Chorine (uncredited)

Ann Sheridan ... Ann Sheridan (uncredited)

Directed by
Bobby Connolly 
Writing credits
Crane Wilbur (original screenplay)

Cinematography by
Ray Rennahan 
Film Editing by
Frederick Richards 
Art Direction by
Ted Smith 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson 
Sound Department
Everett Alton Brown .... sound (as E.A. Brown)
Music Department
M.K. Jerome .... music: songs
Jack Scholl .... lyrics: songs
Other crew
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director

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Also Known As:
"Technicolor Specials (1937-1938 season) #4: Out Where the Stars Begin" - USA (series title)
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19 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (PCA #4094) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

A Broadway Brevity.See more »
[first lines]
Glen:Good morning, Joe.
Joe, Studio Guard:Good morning, Glen.
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You Oughta Be in PicturesSee more »


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Nice Musical Short, 5 September 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Out Where the Stars Begin (1938)

*** (out of 4)

Sally Carter (Evelyn Thawl) arrives in Hollywood hoping to get on the Warner lot for their latest Musical that is about to start shooting. The wannabe actress enters the lot via a tour and soon finds herself on the sound stage and given her one shot to impress with her voice. This certainly isn't the greatest short ever made but it's a pleasant one with some nice performances plus a great look at the Warner back lot. Dick Foran, Wayne Morris, Ann Sheridan and Pat O'Brien all appear early on as their cars pull up to the studio gates. The rest of the film has Thawl doing a little dance and a couple music numbers and for the most part I found them all to be entertaining. I thought she handled herself quite well here and turned in a good performance. Another big key to enjoying this film is that it was shot in 3-strip Technicolor and looks quite good. Just check out that dark green car that O'Brien is riding in.

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