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Show People (1928)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 20 October 1928 (USA)
A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Director:

King Vidor

Writers:

Agnes Christine Johnston (treatment), Laurence Stallings (treatment) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marion Davies ... Peggy Pepper
William Haines ... Billy Boone
Dell Henderson ... Colonel Pepper
Paul Ralli ... Andre Telfair
Tenen Holtz ... Casting Director
Harry Gribbon ... Comedy Director
Sidney Bracey ... Dramatic Director (as Sidney Bracy)
Polly Moran ... The Maid
Albert Conti ... Producer
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Storyline

Colonel Pepper brings his daughter, Peggy, to Hollywood from Georgia to be an actress. There she meets Billy who gets her work at Comet Studio doing comedies with him. But Peggy is discovered by High Art Studio and she leaves Billy and Comet to work there. For her new image, she is now Patricia Pepoire and ignores Billy when he sees her on location. When she is not longer wanted by the little people who do not understand "ART", she plans to marry Andre to get a fake title. Billy will not let her go without a fight. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Superstar Constance Talmadge would have appeared in the banquet scene (along with sister Norma Talmadge, but she was in France shooting her final silent film. She was among Marion Davies' closest friends. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Pepper: I came here to do drama. Why didn't you tell me it was this?
Billy Boone: But, Baby, all the stars have had to take it on the chin - Swanson, Daniels, Lloyd - all of them. Come on, Baby - you've gone this far - it'll be easy from now on.
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Alternate Versions

Kevin Brownlow led a 1982 restoration of Show People which used a new score composed and conducted by Carl Davis. In addition, a short outtake of Billy Boone showing Peggy how to put on makeup was added. See more »

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Edited into Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

You'd Be Surprised
(1919) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
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Marion Davies is a comic gem
28 June 2000 | by Dr. EdSee all my reviews

The great and underrated Marion Davies shows her stuff in this late (1928) silent comedy that also showcases the wonderful William Haines. Davies plays a hick from Georgia who crashes Hollywood with help from Haines. They appear in cheap comedies until Marion is "discovered" and becomes a big dramatic star. A great lampoon on Hollywood and its pretentions. Davies & Haines are a wonderful team (too bad they never made a talkie together) and the guest shots from the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart, John Gilbert, Elinor Glynn, and Marion Davies (you have to see it) are a hoot. A must for any serious film buff or for anyone interested in the still-maligned Marion Davies!


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Country:

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Release Date:

20 October 1928 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,100,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (Turner Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (musical score and sound effects)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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