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What Price Hollywood? ()


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The career of a waitress takes off when she meets an amiable drunken Hollywood producer.

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Mary Evans
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Max Carey
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Lonny Borden
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Julius Saxe
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Muto
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The Maid
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Alice Adair ...
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James - Max's Butler (uncredited)
Sam Armstrong ...
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Zeena Baer ...
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Department Head (uncredited)
Gerald Barry ...
John Reed - an Actor (uncredited)
Floyd Bell ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Veda Buckland ...
Nana - Jackie's Nursemaid (uncredited)
Nicholas Caruso ...
Chef at Brown Derby (uncredited)
L. Casey ...
Writer (uncredited)
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Actress Filming on Movie Set (uncredited)
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Car Owner (uncredited)
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French Nursemaid (uncredited)
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French Cook (uncredited)
William Davis ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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The 'Yes' Man (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ...
Doorman at Grauman's Theater (uncredited)
Effie Ellsler ...
Elderly Brown Derby Diner (uncredited)
Jesse Ellwood ...
Bootblack (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Fred Fisher ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
William Fletcher ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Ken Foy ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Grace Goodall ...
Department Head (uncredited)
Edna Gregory ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Aggie Herring ...
Flower Vendor at Brown Derby (uncredited)
Jean Huntley ...
Cashier (uncredited)
Dolly Jarvis ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Sheldon Jett ...
Studio Assistant Department Head in Screening Room (uncredited)
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Flower Girl at wedding (uncredited)
Tony Jurrick ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Eliz Karlin ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Charles Kerr ...
Photographer (uncredited)
Eleanor Kingston ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Connie Lewis ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Bill - Replacement Director (uncredited)
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Attorney Roberts (uncredited)
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Nick - Brown Derby Headwaiter (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ...
Diner at Brown Derby (uncredited)
Paddy O'Flynn ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Charles O'Malley ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Jackie Paige ...
Baby Jackie Borden (uncredited)
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Undetermined Sedcondary Role (uncredited)
Gus Reed ...
Department Head (uncredited)
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Elderly Brown Derby Diner (uncredited)
Dick Rush ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Arline Ryam ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Lewis Sargent ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Waitress Letting Mary Serve Max (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Jimmy - the Assistant Director (uncredited)
Jack Trainor ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Washed-Up Star Telephoning in Brown Derby (uncredited)
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Miss DuPont - the Interviewer (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ...
Martin - Mary's Butler (uncredited)
Carol Wines ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Cukor

Written by

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Gene Fowler ... (by) and
Rowland Brown ... (by)
 
Adela Rogers St. Johns ... (based on a story by)
 
Jane Murfin ... (screen play) and
Ben Markson ... (screen play)
 
Robert Presnell Sr. ... (adaptation) (uncredited)
 
Allen Rivkin ... (screenplay) (uncredited)
 
Louis Stevens ... (story) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Pandro S. Berman ... associate producer
David O. Selznick ... executive producer

Music by

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Max Steiner ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Charles Rosher ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Del Andrews ... (uncredited)
Jack Kitchin ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Frederic Knudtson ... assistant editor (uncredited)
James Wilkinson ... pre-production editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Carroll Clark

Makeup Department

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Mel Berns ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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James Hartnett ... assistant director (uncredited)
Edward Killy ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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George D. Ellis ... sound recordist (uncredited)

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Lloyd Knechtel ... special effects
Slavko Vorkapich ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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William H. Clothier ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Cecil Cooney ... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Miehle ... still photographer (uncredited)
Frank Redman ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Margaret Pemberton ... costumes supervisor

Music Department

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Max Steiner ... musical director
Bernhard Kaun ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Marie Branham ... stenographer (uncredited)
Trudy Wellman ... script clerk (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Brown Derby waitress Mary Evans befriends seldom-sober director Max Carey and is soon in the big-time. She hooks eastern millionaire Lonnie Borden but he soon tires of the Hollywood lifestyle and of playing second fiddle to a star. Carey looks on with interest when he can see straight. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines Constance Bennett pays for fame in "What Price Hollywood". See more »
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Also Known As
  • Hollywood Madness (United States)
  • Hollywood Merry-Go-Round (United States)
  • The Truth About Hollywood (United States)
  • El preu de Hollywood (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Hollywood al desnudo (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Budget $411,676 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia George Cukor, who directed this film, was offered the chance to direct its "partial remake," A Star Is Born (1937), but turned it down, claiming the two films were too similar. Interestingly, Cukor would later direct the 1954 Judy Garland/James Mason musical remake of that film, often cited as the best version of this material. See more »
Goofs When Mary is filming her first bit part she drops her script on the stairs, which then disappears between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in David O. Selznick: 'Your New Producer' (1935). See more »
Soundtracks Three Little Words See more »
Quotes [first lines]
[Mary Evans is admiring a magazine photo of Clark Gable]
Mary Evans: Hmmmm. Oh, boy!
[Mary places the magazine photo against her face and pretends Gable is her lover. She speaks in an exaggerated voice]
Mary Evans: Daaahling, how I love you my daaahling, I love you I do.
[she puts the magazine down and returns to her normal voice]
Mary Evans: It's getting late and I must scram.
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