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Show People (1928)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 20 October 1928 (USA)
A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Peggy Pepper
... Billy Boone
... Colonel Pepper
Paul Ralli ... Andre Telfair
... Casting Director
Harry Gribbon ... Comedy Director
... Dramatic Director (as Sidney Bracy)
... 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

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20 October 1928 (USA)  »

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Es tut sich was beim Film  »

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(copyright length) | (Turner Library Print)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first time Marion Davies and William Haines starred in a film together. They remained friends until her death in 1961. See more »

Quotes

Billy Boone: What do you want to see a punk drama for? Come on.
Peggy Pepper: That's the kind of acting I'm gonna do some day. That's real art!
Billy Boone: Don't be sil. Make 'em laugh and you make 'em happy.
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Connections

References The Big Parade (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't We Got Fun
(1921) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played after Peggy hits the Comic Chef in the face with a pie
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one of the best silent films after all these years
13 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I've seen hundreds of silent movies. Some will always be classics (such as Nosferatu, Metropolis, The General and Wings) but among them, my favorite is this film (it may not be the best--but a favorite, yes). In fact, when I looked it up on IMDb, I noticed I immediately laughed to myself because the movie was so gosh-darn cute and well-made. Marion Davies proved with this movie she really had great talent and was not JUST William Randolph Hearst's mistress.

The story involves a hick from Georgia coming to Hollywood with every expectation that she would be an instant star! Her experiences and the interesting cameos of stars of the era make this a real treat for movie buffs and a must-see!


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