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Stand-In (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 29 October 1937 (USA)
A New York bank plans to sell a Hollywood studio at a big loss. But the head accountant is suspicious and goes to investigate. He finds chicanery, romance, and help to save the studio.

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Tay Garnett

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Clarence Budington Kelland (based on the novel: "Stand-in" by), Gene Towne (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leslie Howard ... Atterbury Dodd
Joan Blondell ... Lester Plum
Humphrey Bogart ... Quintain
Alan Mowbray ... Koslofski
Marla Shelton ... Cheri
C. Henry Gordon ... Nassau
Jack Carson ... Tom Potts
Tully Marshall ... Fowler Pettypacker
J.C. Nugent J.C. Nugent ... Junior Pettypacker
William V. Mong ... Cyrus Pettypacker
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Storyline

Atterbury Dodd is an efficiency expert who believes everything can be reduced to mathematics. He is sent to Hollywood to see whether Colossal Pictures is a good investment. He soon learns that movie production doesn't fit his formulaic mindset. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Hail! The conquering hero comes!

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Dodd geht nach Hollywood See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Clarence Budington Kelland's story "Stand-In" was a 6-part serial in "The Saturday Evening Post" during February 13 - March 20, 1937. See more »

Goofs

A little way in accountant Atterbury Dodds walks through the accounts dept. A clerk gives him a slip containing a list of figures which total 1296221. Dodds says "There's an error in the addition the total should be 1296321, have the machine fixed". The total however is correct. The figures are - 63155; 122925; 57005; 54685; 404200; 56705; 122925; 54685; 305250; 54686 which total 1296221 See more »

Quotes

Doug Quintain: [to Atterbury Dodd] Say, honey, if you could cook, I'd marry ya!
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Leslie Howard (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Good Ship Lollipop
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Sung by Joan Blondell imitating Shirley Temple
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Great Send-up of the Movie Business
12 September 1999 | by Alessa-3See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest films I have seen in a long time! Leslie Howard plays a rigid, naive accountant who is sent to Hollywood to look at the books of a movie studio. Blondell plays his boarding house neighbor,a movie stand-in who becomes his secretary, teacher and confidant. Humphrey Bogart has a rare comic role as a movie producer, and does extremely well in it. In fact, he has one of the funniest scenes. Thrown out of a bar because he's drunk, he and his little Scottie dog stand outside it. Bogart wears a placard saying "this cafe is unfair to me", and the dog wears a placard saying the same thing. Shirley Temple is also satirized in this film. If you love old movies, you shouldn't miss this one!


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