Windy Riley Goes Hollywood

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Windy Riley Goes Hollywood
Windy Riley Goes Hollywood lobbycard.jpg
Lobby card
Directed byRoscoe Arbuckle
(as William Goodrich)
Produced byJack White
Written byErnest Pagano
Jack Townley
StarringJack Shutta
Louise Brooks
Distributed byEducational Pictures
Release date
  • May 3, 1931 (1931-05-03)
Running time
18 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Windy Riley Goes Hollywood is a 1931 American pre-Code short comedy film directed by Roscoe Arbuckle using the pseudonym of William Goodrich and featuring Louise Brooks in her first talkie. The picture is a loose adaptation of Kenneth Kling's comic strip Windy Riley. [1]

Plot[edit]

Nearing the end of a solo self-promotional cross-country road trip from New York to San Francisco, Windy Riley (Jack Shutta) ends up in Hollywood by mistake due to an inadvertently turned-around sign. His car is repossessed, but the repo man gets into a car accident with a movie mogul. The repo man blames Windy, and as Windy has no money, the mogul puts him to work in his studio's publicity department.

The studio's star actress, Betty Grey (Louise Brooks), has been warned that her contract will be terminated if she gets any more bad publicity. Unaware of this, Windy kidnaps Betty's director, LaRoss, and hides him in a railroad boxcar, intending to reap some publicity (as the movie Betty is currently working on is called The Boxcar Mystery). A reporter learns that LaRoss is missing and prepares to splash the news across the front page. Windy retrieves LaRoss, who then gives the reporter a different story to print - that he and Betty are getting married. Windy goes back to New York.

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Home media[edit]

The short is included in the Kino Video Diary of a Lost Girl DVD.

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