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Hollywood (1923)

Passed | | Comedy | 19 August 1923 (USA)
Angela comes to Hollywood with only two things: Her dream to become a movie star, and Grandpa. She leaves an Aunt, a brother, Grandma, and her longtime boyfriend back in Centerville. ... See full summary »

Director:

James Cruze

Writers:

Frank Condon (story), Thomas J. Geraghty
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hope Drown Hope Drown ... Angela Whitaker
Luke Cosgrave ... Joel Whitaker
George K. Arthur ... Lem Lefferts
Ruby Lafayette Ruby Lafayette ... Grandmother Whitaker
Harris Gordon Harris Gordon ... Dr. Luke Morrison
Bess Flowers ... Hortense Towers
Eleanor Lawson Eleanor Lawson ... Margaret Whitaker
King Zany King Zany ... Horace Pringle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Fatty Arbuckle
Richard Arlen ... Richard Arlen
Gertrude Astor ... Gertrude Astor
Mary Astor ... Mary Astor
Agnes Ayres ... Agnes Ayres
Baby Peggy ... Baby Peggy Montgomery
T. Roy Barnes ... T. Roy Barnes
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Storyline

Angela comes to Hollywood with only two things: Her dream to become a movie star, and Grandpa. She leaves an Aunt, a brother, Grandma, and her longtime boyfriend back in Centerville. Despite seeing major movie stars around every corner, and knocking on every casting office door in town, at the end of her first day she is still unemployed. To her horror, when she arrives back at their hotel, she finds that Grandpa has been cast in a movie by William DeMille and quickly becomes a star during the ensuing weeks. Her family, worried that Angela and Grandpa are getting into trouble, come to Hollywood to drag them back home. In short order Aunt, Grandma, brother, boyfriend and even the parrot become superstars, but Angela is still unemployed... Written by Marta Dawes <smdawes@home.com>

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Taglines:

Never before has a photoplay had such a brilliant cast. Stars, romance, thrills, laughs in a story worthy of the cast. (Print Ad- Daily Star, ((Brooklyn, NY)) 28 July 1923) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hollywood and the Only Child See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$202,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of the film's few serious moments is a cameo by Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, whose career was essentially ended in 1921 by criminal charges (even though he was acquitted). He makes a rare appearance here as a sadly unemployed actor, whose name is not mentioned. See more »

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