Stand-In (1937)

Stand-In (1937)





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In this film, bookish bank employee Leslie Howard is ordered to investigate the near-bankrupt Colossal Studios in Hollywood, to see if the firm is any sort of good risk. Howard's first brush with Tinseltown's cuckoo atmosphere occurs when he takes a room in a boarding house for extras.
Comedy , Romance
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United Artists


Leslie Howard
as Atterbury Dodd
Joan Blondell
as Lester Plum
Humphrey Bogart
as Douglas Quintain
Alan Mowbray
as Koslofski
Marla Shelton
as Thelma Cheri
C. Henry Gordon
as Ivor Nassau
Jack Carson
as Potts
Tully Marshall
as Pettypacker Sr.
J.C. Nugent
as Pettypacker Jr.
William V. Mong
as Pettypacker
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Critic Reviews for Stand-In

All Critics (3)

Inane spoof on Hollywood, deteriorates in the second half to drivel.

Full Review… | August 25, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Clever, overlooked Hollywood satire from the quirky Tay Garnett.

March 18, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Quote not available.

June 11, 2005

Audience Reviews for Stand-In

a sweet satire of the movie industry. leslie howard plays a strait-laced accountant sent in to cut costs at colossal studios, only to discover not everything is reducible to a balance sheet. humphrey bogart, in only his second film role, plays a drunken producer, and joan blondell, stand-in for the studio's diva, is leslie's adorable love interest. includes a hilarious shirley temple spoof

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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The cast makes this one work so well, Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart and Joan Blondell are all terrific. Good story, snappy pace and professionally made. Fun and entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins

Another truly great Bogart performance, and one that sadly goes overlooked to often. This movie is a real treat. A satirical and humorous look at Hollywood, with very dark undertones, mostly thanks to Bogey's character and performance.

Katie Richardson
Katie Richardson

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