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Merton of the Movies (1947)

Merton of the Movies (1947)

Merton of the Movies





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The third remake of the play by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly--originally done in 1924 and reprised eight years later as Make Me a Star--concerns a rural theater usher named Merton Gill (Red Skelton) who wins a trip to Hollywood. A stunt double (Virginia O'Brien) recognizes Merton's comic talents, and trains him to be a star comedian.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Romance
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Written By: George Wells, Lou Breslow
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On DVD: Dec 15, 1993


Red Skelton
as Merton Gill
Virginia O'Brien
as Phyllis Montague
Gloria Grahame
as Beulah Baxter
Leon Ames
as Lawrence Rupert
Alan Mowbray
as Frank Mulvaney
Charles D. Brown
as Jeff Baird
Hugo Haas
as Von Strutt
Harry Hayden
as Mr. Gashwiler
Tom Trout
as Marty
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