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Hollywood Bound (1928)

A hotel clerk from Iowa believes he's destined to collect first prize in a contest: a movie contract at a Hollywood studio.


Bryan Foy


F. Hugh Herbert (as Hugh Herbert), Murray Roth


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Cast overview:
Gladys Brockwell ... Hollywood Leading Lady
James Bradbury Jr. ... Elmer Frisby
Neely Edwards ... Tony - Hotel Barber
Anita Pam Anita Pam ... Anita - Hotel Manicurist


A hotel clerk from Iowa believes he's destined to collect first prize in a contest: a movie contract at a Hollywood studio.

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Short | Comedy







Release Date:

19 August 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gladys Brockwell in 'Hollywood Bound' See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #2235. See more »

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Going to Hollywood
19 January 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Hollywood Bound (1928)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This here isn't a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination but it's actually worth viewing. Elmer Frisby (James Bradbury, Jr.) is a hotel clerk in a small PA town where he thinks way too highly of his looks. He plans on winning a contest that's going to send him to Hollywood where he'll have sexy women falling all over him. Hollywood BOUND has a pretty simple plot but I must admit that it's technically very well made considering the era and I also thought the lead performance was excellent. This character, and the film's entire joke, is rather unattractive but he thinks he's the greatest thing ever. Bradbury actually did a very good job playing this type of person who obviously doesn't know as much as he thinks he does. The performance actually carries the film and especially during a sequence where he tells off his boss. Gladys Brockwell actually gets her name above the title but I'm really not sure why considering she's only in the film for a very short time.

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