Merton of the Movies

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Merton of the Movies
Merton OTM.jpg
1924 movie poster
Directed by James Cruze
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written by Walter Woods (scenario)
Based on novel Merton of the Movies by Harry Leon Wilson
play by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly
Starring Glenn Hunter
Viola Dana
Cinematography Karl Brown
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
November 3, 1924
Running time
80 minutes; 8 reels(7,655 feet)
Country USA
Language Silent..English

Merton of the Movies is a 1919 book written by Harry Leon Wilson. In 1922, the book was adapted into a Broadway play by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly.

Movie versions[edit]


Merton is an aspiring movie actor. He is a terrible actor but when the movie executives see how funny his overacting is, they cast him in a comedy, but tell him that he's acting in a drama.

Cast of 1924 version[edit]

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