Show People


Show People (1928)



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In this silent film, pretty Peggy Pepper (Marion Davies) travels out to Hollywood with the hope of becoming a famous actress. As she struggles to make her dreams come true, Peggy takes a job at a company that creates comic films. Once there, she falls in love with comedian Billy Boone (William Haines), but a big break at a major motion picture studio might have an undesirable effect on their relationship.


Marion Davies
as Peggy Pepper
William Haines
as Billy Boone
Dell Henderson
as Col. Pepper
Polly Moran
as The Maid
Tenen Holtz
as Casting director
Harry Gribbon
as Comedy director
Sidney Bracey
as Dramatic director
Sidney Bracy
as Dramatic Director
Albert Conti
as Producer
Karl Dane
as Himself
John Gilbert
as Himself
Elinor Glyn
as Herself
Lew Cody
as Special guest appearance
William S. Hart
as Special guest appearance
Mae Murray
as Special guest appearance
Louella Parsons
as Special guest appearance
King Vidor
as Special guest appearance
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Critic Reviews for Show People

All Critics (5)

Show People is a remarkable film...

Dec 28, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Show People is a classic of its type, certainly more entertaining than The Artist, which recycled the same material to considerably diminished effect.

Aug 13, 2012 | Rating: 74/100 | Full Review…

What might have been hysterical back in the day, today seems passably cutesy comedy.

May 21, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Interesting Hearst-backed production starring Davies and other big stars of the era.

Oct 26, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

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