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What Price Hollywood? (Hollywood Madness) (1932)

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Starring (View all)
Constance Bennett Constance Bennett
Mary Evans
Lowell Sherman Lowell Sherman
Max Carey
Neil Hamilton Neil Hamilton
Lonny Borden
Gregory Ratoff Gregory Ratoff
Julius Saxe
Louise Beavers Louise Beavers
The Maid
George Reed George Reed
Undetermined Secondary Role
Alice Adair Alice Adair
Undetermined Secondary Role


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Gene Fowler Gene Fowler
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What Price Hollywood?

7 months, 4 weeks ago at Aug 2 21:28
While not exactly the foundational brick for the four official versions of A Star Is Born (to date, tick-tock on the fifth), What Price Hollywood? is still owed a debt of gratitude and payment when discussing those films. If you were to officially rank it among the four, it would slide obviously above the Barbra Streisand version and below the Janet Gaynor leaving it in fourth place. It zips along... read more
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When pretty waitress and Hollywood hopeful Mary Evans (Constance Bennett) serves drinks to famous director Max Carey (Lowell Sherman), a Tinseltown cliche becomes reality, and he offers her a bit part in his new film. Almost blowing her chance due to nerves and inexperience, Mary finally clicks as an actress and becomes an overnight star. But after she marries a polo player (Neil Hamilton) who has no interest in the movie business, Max feels betrayed and descends into an alcoholic depression.
Release date: 24 June 1932
Tags: Drama (1), Remake (1), 1932 (1), Pre-code (1)
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JxSxPx posted a review 7 months, 4 weeks ago

What Price Hollywood?

“While not exactly the foundational brick for the four official versions of A Star Is Born (to date, tick-tock on the fifth), What Price Hollywood? is still owed a debt of gratitude and payment when discussing those films. If you were to officially rank it among the four, it would slide obviously above the Barbra Streisand version and below the Janet Gaynor leaving it in fourth place. It zips along with a saucy (and soused) Pre-Code energy with the scrappiness and disparity of the Great Depression nipping at the heels of its starry-eyed dreamer.   Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before: waitress with dreams of motion picture stardom (Constance Bennett) has a chance meeting with a big Hollywood player (Lowell Sherman), he gives her a shot in a bit part that leads to eventual ” read more

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