Make Me a Star

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Rob Farr
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Make Me a Star

Postby Rob Farr » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:35 am

I hope most of you DV-R'ed or TIVO'ed this 1932 remake of Merton of the Movies which ran on TCM at 4:30am EDT yesterday. It's a family reunion of many of our favorite characters: Ben Turpin, Snub Pollard, Victor Potel, Billy Rhodes, Bobby Vernon and Zasu Pitts. Turpin gets fourth billing essentially playing himself, "Ben, the Cross-Eyed Man" and we even get to see hot Joan Blondell talking with Ben like they were old pals. I wonder which came out first, this or Harold Lloyd's "Movie Crazy"? Same plot, even the same distributor...Paramount.
Rob Farr
"If it's not comedy, I fall asleep" - Harpo Marx

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Re: Make Me a Star

Postby Louie Despres » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:54 am

sorry, you lost me after "hot Joan Blondell".

Rob Farr
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Re: Make Me a Star

Postby Rob Farr » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:55 pm

Movie Crazy came out 12 weeks after Make Me a Star. Maybe MMAS had an impact on Lloyd's box office, maybe it didn't. Hard to say when most movies stayed in the neighborhood houses for half-a-week then vanished forever.
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"If it's not comedy, I fall asleep" - Harpo Marx

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Re: Make Me a Star

Postby Jim Reid » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:23 pm

Make Me a Star is available in a double disc set with Red Skelton's Merton of the Movies from the Warner Archive program.


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