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Movie Crazy (1932)

After a mix-up with application photograph, an aspiring actor is invited to a test screening and goes off to Hollywood.

Directors:

Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd (uncredited)

Writers:

Vincent Lawrence (screenplay), Vincent Lawrence (dialogue) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Harold Hall aka Trouble
Constance Cummings ... Mary Sears
Kenneth Thomson ... Vance
Louise Closser Hale ... Mrs. Kitterman
Spencer Charters ... J.L. O'Brien
Robert McWade ... Wesley Kitterman - Producer
Eddie Fetherston Eddie Fetherston ... Bill - Assistant Director (as Eddie Fetherstone)
Sydney Jarvis Sydney Jarvis ... The Director
Harold Goodwin ... Miller
Mary Doran ... Margie
DeWitt Jennings ... Mr. Hall (as De Witt Jennings)
Lucy Beaumont ... Mrs. Hall
Arthur Housman ... Customer Who Didn't Order Rabbit
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Storyline

Harold Hall, an accident prone young man with little or no acting ability, desperately wants to be in pictures. After a mix-up with his application photograph, he gets an offer to have a screen-test, and goes off to Hollywood. At the studio, he does everything wrong and causes all sorts of trouble. But he catches the fancy of a beautiful actress, and eventually the studio owner recognizes him as a comic genius. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silence... on tourne! See more »

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Budget:

$675,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(re-release) | (restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

Spotlight following Harold when he is trampled by a group of girls running out of a sound stage to go to lunch. See more »

Quotes

Mary Sears: [Final line] Come on, Trouble.
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Alternate Versions

1953 re-release version through Monarch Films is edited to 79 minutes. This was the only version shown on television for years. In April 2003 Turner Classic Movies channel premiered the newly restored version, mastered by the UCLA from the original film elements. This version is fully restored and runs 98 minutes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Funny Side of Life (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Indiana
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by James F. Hanley
Whistled by Harold
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If You're Looking for Trouble
16 March 2008 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Littleton, Kansas resident Harold Lloyd (as Harold Hall) is "Movie Crazy", much to the dismay of his parents. He writes to a film studio after reading, in a movie magazine, that "Hollywood is looking for new faces." Mr. Lloyd mistakenly sends the wrong face to "Planet Film Company"; and, they invite the handsome hunk to Hollywood, for a screen test. In tinsel town, Lloyd falls for not only the cameras, but also starlet Constance Cummings (Mary Sears).

Lloyd sounds great, in a worthy talkie… at last. It's not the best (or most original) story around, but "Movie Crazy" has some terrific moments. Lloyd's early adventures on the set, and losing a shoe in the rain are very nicely done. Ms. Cummings is a cunning attraction, delightful in almost a dual role; she and Lloyd make a good couple. An even better partner helps lighten the film considerably, when Lloyd makes "magic" with dancing partner Louise Closser Hale (as Mrs. Kitterman). Rats!

******* Movie Crazy (8/12/32) Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd ~ Harold Lloyd, Constance Cummings, Kenneth Thomson


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