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The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932)

The Cohens and the Kellys invade a Hollywood studio after Kitty becomes the darling of the studio.

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Howard J. Green
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Cast

Credited cast:
George Sidney ... Sidney Nathan Cohen
Charles Murray ... Michael Kelly
Norman Foster ... Maurice Cohen
June Clyde ... Kitty Kelly
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Sarah Cohen
Esther Howard ... Mrs. Maggie Kelly
Luis Alberni ... Bladimir Petrosky
Robert Greig ... Chesterfield
Edwin Maxwell ... Chauncey Chadwick
Dorothy Christy ... Mrs. Chauncey Chadwick
John Roche ... Gregory Gordon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lew Ayres ... Lew Ayres
Vivien Dale Vivien Dale ... Vivien Dale
Sidney Fox ... Sidney Fox
Boris Karloff ... Boris Karloff
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Small town America: the Cohens own a movie theater; the Kellys own a diner. Kitty Kelly and Maurice Cohen are young lovers; Maurice sends Kitty's picture to a movie studio, and they accept her and make her a star. Soon, the Kelly family is living the high life; they write a postcard to the Cohens, who take a polite "wish you were here" as an invitation to sell everything. The Kellys shun the Cohens, who they now see as gauche. But when sound films are introduced, Kitty is no longer a star, and composer Maurice suddenly makes his family rich (for a while) . Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The Real Laugh of 1932! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forasteiros de Hollywood See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The film debut of Gloria Stuart, playing herself. See more »

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Followed by The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble (1933) See more »

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Wherever They Go, It's the Same
29 May 2016 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When June Clyde gets a Hollywood contract, her family high-hats George Sidney and his family. However, this comedy, released in 1932, is set in the fabulous long-dead days of 1927, and fortunes can turn in two scenes and a plot twist.

With the success of Abie's Irish Rose a decade earlier, a bout of battling Irishmen and Jews was the key to success for a lot of producers; as late as the 1960s, TV saw BRIDGET LOVES BERNIE. No one was more practiced at playing comic Irishmen for the movies than Charles Murray -- he had been doing it for Sennett in their Keystone days -- George Sidney's stock Jew had no trouble keeping up for half a dozen movies. Although the series had grown tired by this point, there's an excursion to the Cocoanut Grove to show off some Universal contract stars, Luis Alberni as a mad Russian director and Robert Greig as everyone's butler when the pace slackens.


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