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Shooting Stars (1928)

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | February 1928 (UK)
The husband and wife acting team of Mae Feather and Julian Gordon is torn apart when he discovers she is having an affair with the screen comedian Andy Wilks. Mae hatches a plot to kill her... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Annette Benson Annette Benson ... Mae Feather
Brian Aherne ... Julian Gordon
Donald Calthrop ... Andy Wilkes
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Property Man
David Brooks David Brooks ... Turner
Ella Daincourt Ella Daincourt ... Asphodel Smythe - Journalist
Chili Bouchier Chili Bouchier ... Winnie - Bathing Beauty (as Chili Boucher)
Tubby Phillips Tubby Phillips ... Fatty
Ian Wilson ... Reporter
Judd Green Judd Green ... Lighting Man
Jack Rawl Jack Rawl ... Hero
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The husband and wife acting team of Mae Feather and Julian Gordon is torn apart when he discovers she is having an affair with the screen comedian Andy Wilks. Mae hatches a plot to kill her husband by putting a real bullet in the prop gun which will be fired at him during the making of their new film, 'Prairie Love'. Written by daniel.king11@btopenworld.com

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Drama | Western

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1928 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Estrellas fugaces See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Annette Benson (Mae Feather) would make another half-dozen silent films before flopping in two 1931 talkies and disappearing from the screen. See more »

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Featured in Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) See more »

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Fascinating look at the silent era
16 April 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

British films set in film studios are as rare as hens teeth.I can only recall about 5 in all.So this film probably represents our only ever opportunity to view Elstree as a silent era.studio.What makes this film quite Erie is the fact that like her character in the film Annette Benson literally disappeared from films after two 1931talking pictures.In fact there is virtually no biographical information about her whatsoever.Brian Aherne her leading man went on to a fine Hollywood career.Donald Calthrop was a fine actor but alas became an alcoholic and died young.Anthony Asquith went on to a distinguished directorial career.certainly one of the most interesting of the British silent films still extant.


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