Going Hollywood

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Going Hollywood
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
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
December 22, 1933 (1933-12-22TUSA)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $914,000[citation needed]
Box office $583,232[1]

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.



  • "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


Going Hollywood was released on home video in May 1993.[2] Warner released on DVD in July 2013.[3]


TV Guide called it "fluffy fun" with a "literate and amusing screenplay".[4] A reviewer on Turner Classic Movies praised Crosby's singing and said that his voice never falters.[5] Jamie S. Rich of DVD Talk rated it 3.5/5 stars and wrote, "Going Hollywood is almost the perfect Hollywood movie musical cliché."[3]


  1. ^ Matthew Bernstein, Walter Wagner: Hollywood Independent, Minnesota Press, 2000 p434
  2. ^ Nichols, Peter M. (May 27, 1993). "Home Video". The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Rich, Jamie S. (September 14, 2013). "Going Hollywood". DVD Talk. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Going Hollywood". TV Guide. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Going Hollywood". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 

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