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as Atterbury Dodd
as Lester Plum
as Douglas Quintain
as Thelma Cheri
as Ivor Nassau
as Pettypacker Sr.
as Pettypacker Jr.
Critic Reviews for Stand-In
Clever, overlooked Hollywood satire from the quirky Tay Garnett.
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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
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.
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.
|Douglas Quintain:||Hey honey, if you could cook, I'd marry ya.|
|Lester Plum:||Yeah, but most of the finder-outters get their list of items from the screwer-uppers.|
|Koslofski:||Mr. Quintain, you will please do me the courtesy of not making love to my fiancee... in my presence.|
|Douglas Quintain:||Listen, slug. I was making love to your fiancee long before they lifted that wet rock and you crawled out.|