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.
Rating: NR
Genre: Comedy , Romance
Directed By: Tay Garnett
Written By: Gene Towne , C. Graham Baker
In Theaters: wide
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
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) | Top Critics (3)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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

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

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June 11, 2005

Clever, overlooked Hollywood satire from the quirky Tay Garnett.

March 18, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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

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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