Merton of the Movies (1947)

In 1915, Kansas theatre usher Merton Gill is a rabid silent-movie fan. When he brings Mammoth Studios free publicity by imitating star Lawrence Rupert's heroics, they bring him to Hollywood to generate another headline; he thinks he'll get a movie contract. Disillusioned, he haunts the casting offices, where he meets and is consoled by Phyllis Montague, bit player and stunt-woman. When Merton finally gets his "break," though, it's not quite what he envisioned.

Directing:
  • Robert Alton

Writing:
  • George S. Kaufman
  • George Wells
  • Lou Breslow

Stars:
Release Date: 1947-10-11
TMDb: 7.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 82
Red Skelton
Red Skelton
Merton Gill aka Clifford Armytage
Leon Ames
Leon Ames
Lawrence Rupert
Alan Mowbray
Alan Mowbray
Frank Mulvaney
Douglas Fowley
Douglas Fowle...
Phil
Charles D. Brown
Charles D. Br...
Jeff Baird
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Graham...
Beulah Baxter
Mary Treen
Mary Treen
Gladys (uncredited)
Almira Sessions
Almira Sessio...
Mammoth Studio's Nurse (uncredited)
Virginia O'Brien
Virginia O'Br...
Phyllis Montague
Hugo Haas
Hugo Haas
Von Strutt - Director
Harry Hayden
Harry Hayden
Mr. Gashwiler
Tom Trout
Tom Trout
Marty
Dick Wessel
Dick Wessel
Chick
Morris Ankrum
Morris Ankrum
Goodfellow's Club Manager (uncredited)
King Baggot
King Baggot
Man in Audience (uncredited)
William 'Billy' Benedict
William 'Bill...
Von Strutt's Assistant (uncredited)
Oliver Blake
Oliver Blake
Mr. Purdie (uncredited)
Chester Conklin
Chester Conkl...
Keystone Kop (uncredited)
Jim Davis
Jim Davis
Von Strutt's Assistant (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson
Hal K. Dawson
Gus Blanchard - Agent (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum
Franklyn Farn...
Man Raising Theatre Curtain (uncredited)
Mitchell Lewis
Mitchell Lewi...
Set Guard (uncredited)
Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan
Mammoth Studio's Night guard (uncredited)
William Benedict
William Bened...
Von Strutt's Assistant (uncredited)
Robert Emmet O'Connor
Robert Emmet...
Mac - Restaurant Counterman (uncredited)
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