Merton of the Movies
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|Merton of the Movies|
1924 movie poster
|Directed by||James Cruze|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor
|Written by||Walter Woods (scenario)|
|Based on||novel Merton of the Movies by Harry Leon Wilson
play by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|November 3, 1924|
|80 minutes; 8 reels(7,655 feet)|
- A 1924 silent movie version was directed by James Cruze and starred Glenn Hunter, and released by Paramount Pictures. Hunter created the role on Broadway. This version is now considered a lost film.
- A 1932 movie version titled Make Me a Star was directed by William Beaudine, starred Stuart Erwin, Joan Blondell, and ZaSu Pitts and was released by Paramount.
- In 1947, a remake Merton of the Movies was released, starring Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, and Gloria Grahame, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This version is one of the Red Skelton films on which Buster Keaton served as uncredited consultant and gagman.
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
- Glenn Hunter – Merton Gill
- Charles Sellon – Pete Gashwiler
- Sadie Gordon – Mrs. Gaswiler
- Gale Henry – Tessie Kearns
- Luke Cosgrove – Lowell Hardy
- Viola Dana – Sally Montague or 'Flips'
- DeWitt Jennings – Jeff Baird
- Elliott Rothe – Harold Parmalee
- Charles Ogle – Mr. Montague
- Ethel Wales – Mrs. Montague
- Frank Jonasson – Henshaw
- Eleanor Lawson – Mrs. Patterson
Radio show and audiobook adaptations
- The Internet Archive holds a November 17, 1941 radio adaptation of the book, play, and films starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland originally broadcast by Lux Radio Theater.
- The Internet Archive holds a June 20, 1949 radio adaptation of the film originally broadcast by Lux Radio Theater.
- 4 short radio episodes from the play Merton of the Movies at California Legacy Project.
- Unabridged audiobook at LibriVox
- Merton of the Movies (1924) at IMDB
- Merton of the Movies (1947) at IMDB
- Merton of the Movies (1924) at SilentEra
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