Movie Crazy

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Movie Crazy
Moviecrazy.jpg
Original Poster
Directed by Clyde Bruckman
Harold Lloyd (uncredited)
Produced by Harold Lloyd (uncredited)
Written by Vincent Lawrence
Starring Harold Lloyd
Constance Cummings
Kenneth Thomson
Music by Alfred Newman (uncredited)
Cinematography Walter Lundin
Edited by Bernard W. Burton
Production
company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • August 12, 1932 (1932-08-12)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Movie Crazy is a 1932 comedy film starring Harold Lloyd in his third sound feature.

Plot[edit]

Harold Hall, a young man with little or no acting ability, desperately wants to be in the movies.

After a mix-up with his application photograph, he gets an offer to have a screen-test, and goes off to Hollywood. At the studio, he does everything wrong and causes all sorts of trouble. But he catches the fancy of a beautiful actress, and eventually the studio owner recognizes him as a comic genius.

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Background[edit]

The film was a major box office success. An estimated $675,000 was spent on the production and the film grossed over $1,439,000 in the United States alone. The film also proved to be a major critical success as the vast majority of film reviewers praised the picture highly.[1]

Renewed interest in Harold Lloyd[edit]

In 1962, scenes from this film were included in a compilation film produced by Harold Lloyd himself entitled Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and created a renewal of interest in the comedian by introducing him to a whole new generation.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Los Angeles Times – Apr 10, 1932 – Page B15; New York Times – September 15, 1932 – Page F5; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Oct 17, 1932 – Page 16 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=UZEnAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZWkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5933,1391741&dq=1932+movie-crazy&hl=en

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