Hollywood Hotel (1937)

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This was Warner Brother's last major 1930s musical. Directed by Busby Berkeley and featuring numerous cameos from the Warners stable, the title was gleaned from a popular CBS radio talent show. Dick Powell stars as sax player Ronnie Bowers who comes to Tinsel Town after winning a talent contest. He believes that his prize is a date with the gorgeous Rosemary Lane, so when he ends up with her double, he's miffed. Later he appears on Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parson's radio show and becomes a star. Songs include: "Hooray for Hollywood," "Let That Be A Lesson To You," "Sing, You Son Of A Gun," "I've Hitched My Wagon To A Star," "Silhouetted In The Moonlight," and "I'm A Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas."
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Warner Home Video

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Cast

Rosemary Lane
as Virginia Stanton
Lola Lane
as Mona Marshall
Dick Powell
as Henry Bowers
Johnnie Davis
as Georgia
Hugh Herbert
as Chester Marshall
Ted Healy
as Fuzzy
Glenda Farrell
as Jonesey
Alan Mowbray
as Alexander Dupre
William Clogston
as Mr. Movies
Mabel Todd
as Dot Marshall
Allyn Joslyn
as Bernie Walton
Grant Mitchell
as B.L. Faulken
Edgar Kennedy
as Callaghan
Fritz Feld
as The Russian
Curt Bois
as Dress Designer
Eddie Acuff
as Cameraman
Sarah Edwards
as Mrs. Marshall
William B. Davidson
as Director Kelton
Wally Maher
as Assistant Director Drew
Paul Irving
as Bragwell
Joseph Romantini
as Headwaiter
Jerry Fletcher
as Bellboy
Clinton Rosemond
as Colored Man
Ken Niles
as Himself
Georgia Cooper
as Seamstress
Jerry Cooper
as Himself
Duane Thompson
as Himself
Jeffrey Sayre
as Co-pilot
Jack Mower
as Airport Guard
John Ridgely
as Desk Clerk
Jean Maddox
as Hotel Maid
David Newell
as Casting Assistant
Frances Morris
as Casting Assistant
Sidney Perlman
as Casting Assistant
Patsy Kane
as Casting Assistant
Carole Landis
as Hat Check Girl
Betty Farrington
as Woman Onlooker
Jean Perry
as Restaurant Manager
Robert E. Homans
as Hollywood Bowl Watchman
Janet Shaw
as Girl
Don Barclay
as Friend
Raymond Paige
as Raymond Paige
Susan Hayward
as Starlet at Table
Ronald Reagan
as Radio Announcer
Harry James
as Harry James
Gene Krupa
as Gene Krupa
Teddy Wilson
as Teddy Wilson
Perc Westmore
as Perc Westmore
Benny Goodman
as Benny Goodman
Raymond Paige
as Raymond Paige
Teddy Wilson
as Teddy Wilson
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Critic Reviews for Hollywood Hotel

All Critics (1)

It's an uneven film, that has a few exciting moments thanks to the lavish sets for the musical numbers and the screwball comedy.

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Audience Reviews for Hollywood Hotel

Busby Berkeley-directed film has a sluggish plot, but comes alive during the musical numbers including "Hooray for Hollywood," "I'm Like a Fish Out of Water," "I'm Hitchin' My Wagon to a Star," and Benny Goodman & His Orchestra.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Silly film is still interesting for some great music it contains as well as the Busby Berkeley touch plus amusing turns from Alan Mowbray, Lola Lane and Glenda Farrell plus the great Frances Langford in fine voice. Louella Parsons is stiff as a board but still one of the few chances to see her in action.

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