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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.


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

Aug 26, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Clever, overlooked Hollywood satire from the quirky Tay Garnett.

Mar 18, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

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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

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