Showgirl in Hollywood (1930)

77 mins | Musical, Comedy-drama | 20 April 1930

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Producer:

Robert North

Cinematographer:

Sol Polito

Editor:

Peter Fritch

Production Designer:

Jack Okey

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

Var and some other contemporary sources listed the title as Show Girl in Hollywood. The film also was made by Warner Bros. in a French-language version, Le masque d'Hollywood, directed by Clarence Badger and Jean Daumery and starring Suzy Vernon and Geymond Vital (1931, see ... More Less

Var and some other contemporary sources listed the title as Show Girl in Hollywood. The film also was made by Warner Bros. in a French-language version, Le masque d'Hollywood, directed by Clarence Badger and Jean Daumery and starring Suzy Vernon and Geymond Vital (1931, see entry). More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
17 Nov 1929
p. 10.
Film Daily
25 Apr 1930
p. 12.
Film Daily
4 May 1930
p. 10.
Motion Picture News
21 Sep 1929
p. 1056.
Motion Picture News
5 Oct 1929
p. 1199.
Motion Picture News
9 Nov 1929
p. 33.
Motion Picture News
21 Dec 1929
p. 25.
New York Times
5 May 1930
p. 27.
Screenland
Mar 1930
p. 19.
Screenland
Jun 1930
p. 85.
Variety
29 May 1929
p. 52, 55.
Variety
9 Oct 1929
p. 31.
Variety
30 Oct 1929
p. 20.
Variety
20 Nov 1929
p. 1.
Variety
11 Dec 1929
p. 28.
Variety
25 Dec 1929
p. 8.
Variety
26 Mar 1930
p. 26.
Variety
30 Apr 1930
p. 4.
Variety
14 May 1930
p. 39.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Hollywood Girl by Joseph Patrick McEvoy (New York, 1929).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Hang On To A Rainbow," "I've Got My Eye On You" and "There's A Tear For Every Smile In Hollywood," words by Bud Green, music by Sammy Stept.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Show Girl in Hollywood
Release Date:
20 April 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening at the Winter Garden Theatre: 2 May 1930
Production Date:
early November--late-December 1929
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
28 April 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1263
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black & white with color sequences
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
77
Length(in feet):
7,213
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

When Jimmy Doyle's Broadway musical is a flop, he takes his rejected star, Dixie Dugan, to a nightclub where she does her number again. Buelow, a Hollywood film director, sees her and persuades her to come to filmland for a part in his new picture. In Hollywood, Dixie meets Donna Harris, a down-and-out actress who is trying to put up a front; and Otis, the producer, is tired of Buelow and fires him. He discovers that Jimmy is the author of the show he is producing and hires him; but when Dixie gets the leading role, she becomes temperamental and conceited, demanding a new director and changes in the story. After Otis fires her and cancels the picture, Donna, also having lost her job, attempts suicide but is saved by Dixie and Jimmy. The film is finished and is a big success, ensuring happiness for ... +


When Jimmy Doyle's Broadway musical is a flop, he takes his rejected star, Dixie Dugan, to a nightclub where she does her number again. Buelow, a Hollywood film director, sees her and persuades her to come to filmland for a part in his new picture. In Hollywood, Dixie meets Donna Harris, a down-and-out actress who is trying to put up a front; and Otis, the producer, is tired of Buelow and fires him. He discovers that Jimmy is the author of the show he is producing and hires him; but when Dixie gets the leading role, she becomes temperamental and conceited, demanding a new director and changes in the story. After Otis fires her and cancels the picture, Donna, also having lost her job, attempts suicide but is saved by Dixie and Jimmy. The film is finished and is a big success, ensuring happiness for all. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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