Merton of the Movies (1924)

Merton Gill dreams of being a star of western films in Hollywood. When the filmmakers there see his acting style, they get their own idea of how to use his talent.

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James Cruze

Writers:

Marc Connelly (play), George S. Kaufman (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Glenn Hunter ... Merton Gill
Charles Sellon ... Pete Gashwiler
Sadie Gordon Sadie Gordon ... Mrs. Gaswiler
Gale Henry ... Tessie Kearns
Luke Cosgrave ... Lowell Hardy
Viola Dana ... Sally Montague, 'Flips'
DeWitt Jennings ... Jeff Baird
Elliott Rothe Elliott Rothe ... Harold Parmalee
Charles Ogle ... Mr. Montague
Ethel Wales ... Mrs. Montague
Frank Jonasson Frank Jonasson ... Henshaw
Eleanor Lawson Eleanor Lawson ... Mrs. Patterson
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Merton Gill dreams of being a star of western films in Hollywood. When the filmmakers there see his acting style, they get their own idea of how to use his talent.

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The original Broadway production of "Merton of the Movies" by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly opened at the Cort Theatre on November 13, 1922 and ran for 392 performances. See more »

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Version of Merton of the Movies (1947) See more »

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13 July 2013 | by MissSimonettaSee all my reviews

I don't know how the previous reviewer managed to see this film unless he saw it in the theater upon its original release in back in the roaring twenties or has a time machine in his garage. Sadly, this first filmed version of Merton of the Movies happens to be one of the most sought after lost films, as there are no known surviving prints. It's a shame, as it looks rather entertaining and it would have been interesting to see a silent version of the famous story. Nevertheless, unless the previous critic actually has a print stashed away in his attic or saw it screened decades ago, there is no way he nor anyone else could have possibly seen this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

3 November 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les gaietés du cinéma See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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