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Young and Beautiful (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 17 September 1934 (USA)
Bob Preston, publicity man for Superba Pictures, uses his publicity skills in an attempt to make this fiancée June Dale the most famous movie star in the world. But in doing so, he forgets ... See full summary »


Joseph Santley


Joseph Santley (story and adaptation), Milton Krims (story and adaptation) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Haines ... Robert Preston
Judith Allen ... June Dale
Joseph Cawthorn ... Herman Cline
John Miljan ... Gordon Douglas
Ted Fio Rito Ted Fio Rito ... Ted Fio Rita
Al Shaw Al Shaw ... Piano Mover Al (as Shaw and Lee)
Sam Lee Sam Lee ... Piano Mover Lee (as Shaw and Lee)
James Bush ... Dick
Vince Barnett ... Sammy (as Vincent Barnett)
Warren Hymer ... The Champion
Franklin Pangborn ... Radio Announcer
James P. Burtis James P. Burtis ... Farrell
Syd Saylor ... Hansen
Greta Meyer ... Mrs. Cline
Fred Kelsey ... Mike Hennessy


Bob Preston, publicity man for Superba Pictures, uses his publicity skills in an attempt to make this fiancée June Dale the most famous movie star in the world. But in doing so, he forgets that women want to be attended to for themselves, not as objects of fame. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

17 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jovens e Formosas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mascot Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The earliest documented telecast of this film took place Friday 3 November 1939 on New York City's pioneer and still experimental television station W2XBS; post-WWII televiewers got their first look at it in New York City Monday 13 May 1946 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5), in Washington DC Sunday 18 January 1948 on WMAL (Channel 7), and in Cincinnati Sunday 21 March 1948 on WLWT (Channel 4). See more »


Hush Your Fuss
Written by Ted Snyder and J. Keirn Brennan
Played during the opening credits
Also performed by Ray Mayer and ensemble
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William Haines is Aging Rapidly
29 July 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This is one of those hodge-podge efforts that makes you wonder if it was planned so much as grew. The main plot concerns movie publicity man William Haines -- he appeared for two movies for Mascot this year, for no clear reason -- who promotes girlfriend Judith Allen into a star, but she leaves him over the constant work and pointless publicity stunts.

This state of affairs is interrupted by some musical numbers. In the first, the WAMPAS babies get to dance with men in masks representing then-hot stars, and in the second, Shaw and Lee (yay!) wander by with a piano and Ted Weems' old vocalist sits down and kicks over a chorus show. This soon vanishes to resume the story.

Perhaps this movie was begun before the Production Code bore down and the interludes were added to bring it up to Feature length. The individual bits are pretty good, although the line readings are a bit weak.

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