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Show People (1928)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 20 October 1928 (USA)
A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

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Storyline

Colonel Pepper brings his daughter, Peggy, to Hollywood from Georgia to be an actress. There she meets Billy who gets her work at Comet Studio doing comedies with him. But Peggy is discovered by High Art Studio and she leaves Billy and Comet to work there. For her new image, she is now Patricia Pepoire and ignores Billy when he sees her on location. When she is not longer wanted by the little people who do not understand "ART", she plans to marry Andre to get a fake title. Billy will not let her go without a fight. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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20 October 1928 (USA)  »

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Es tut sich was beim Film  »

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(copyright length) | (Turner Library Print)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Although loosely based on the career of Gloria Swanson, Marion Davies is clearly impersonating Mae Murray as the snooty Patricia Pepoire. See more »

Quotes

Peggy's maid: Pardon my depravity, but that terrible comedian person is downstairs.
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Connections

Referenced in The Artist (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by Abe Olman
Played when John Gilbert's car pulls into the MGM lot
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delightful
20 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This for me was a wonderful introduction to the talents and beauty of Marion Davies. She is not only gorgeous but hilarious in this film. (I believe that Lucille Ball may have modeled her later career on Davies' style, that could be termed "zany beauty".) Vidor's direction is light but sure-handed, the story is a chestnut of course but the acting is marvelously contemporary, and the star-watching element for fans of the silent era, with many cameos, adds to the overall fun. It combines the elements of slapstick with adult drama and good old timeless romance quite well. For all movie fans who have a knee-jerk reaction to watching silent films, sit through this one and it may change your attitude.


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