Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Raoul Walsh|
|Produced by||Walter Wanger|
|Screenplay by||Donald Ogden Stewart|
|Story by||Frances Marion|
|Music by||Herbert Stothart|
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Edited by||Frank Sullivan|
|December 22, 1933|
Going Hollywood is a 1933 American musical film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Marion Davies and Bing Crosby. It was written by Donald Ogden Stewart and based on a story by Frances Marion. Going Hollywood was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on December 22, 1933.
A French teacher at an all-girl school who longs to find love. When she hears a young singer on the radio, she visits him and thanks him, which causes problems with another woman.
- Marion Davies as Sylvia Bruce
- Bing Crosby as Bill 'Billy' Williams
- Fifi D'Orsay as Lili Yvonne
- Stuart Erwin as Ernest Pratt Baker, Picture Producer
- Ned Sparks as Mr. Bert Conroy, Director
- Patsy Kelly as Jill Barker
- Bobby Watson as Jack Thompson, the Press Agent
- Three Radio Rogues as Group Performing Imitations
- Eddie Bartell as Radio Rogue
- Jimmy Hollywood as Radio Rogue
- Henry Taylor as Radio Rogue
- "Going Hollywood" by Bing Crosby at the railroad station
- "Our Big Love Scene" by Bing Crosby
- "Beautiful Girl" by Bing Crosby
- "Just an Echo in the Valley" by Bing Crosby
- "We'll Make Hay While the Sun Shines" by Bing Crosby and Marion Davies and chorus
- "Cinderella's Fella" by Fifi D'Orsay, reprised by Marion Davies
- "Happy Days Are Here Again"
- "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain" by Jimmy Hollywood
- "You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)" by Henry Taylor imitating Russ Columbo
- "Remember Me" by Jimmy Hollywood
- "My Time Is Your Time" by Jimmy Hollywood
- "After Sundown" by Bing Crosby
- "Temptation" by Bing Crosby
TV Guide called it "fluffy fun" with a "literate and amusing screenplay". A reviewer on Turner Classic Movies praised Crosby's singing and said that his voice never falters. Jamie S. Rich of DVD Talk rated it 3.5/5 stars and wrote, "Going Hollywood is almost the perfect Hollywood movie musical cliché."
- Matthew Bernstein, Walter Wagner: Hollywood Independent, Minnesota Press, 2000 p434
- Nichols, Peter M. (May 27, 1993). "Home Video". The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- Rich, Jamie S. (September 14, 2013). "Going Hollywood". DVD Talk. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- "Going Hollywood". TV Guide. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- "Going Hollywood". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- Going Hollywood at the Internet Movie Database
- Going Hollywood at the TCM Movie Database
- Going Hollywood at AllMovie