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Hollywood Boulevard (1936 film)

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Hollywood Boulevard
Directed byRobert Florey
Written byFaith Thomas
Max Marcin
Marguerite Roberts
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 21, 1936 (1936-08-21)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Hollywood Boulevard (1936) is a comedy film directed by Robert Florey and released by Paramount Pictures.[1]

Plot

The film portrays, in a comic expose of gossip magazines of the time, has-been actor John Blakeford (Halliday) agreeing to write his memoirs for magazine publisher Jordan Winston (Gordon).

When Blakeford's daughter, Patricia (Hunt), asks him to desist for the sake of his ex-wife, Carlotta Blakeford (Marsh), he attempts to break his contract with Winston.

Cast

Actor/Actress Role
John Halliday John Blakeford
Marsha Hunt Patricia Blakeford
Robert Cummings Jay Wallace
C. Henry Gordon Jordan Winslow
Esther Ralston Flora Moore
Esther Dale Martha
Frieda Inescort Alice Winslow
Albert Conti Sanford - Trocadero Manager
Thomas E. Jackson Detective
Oscar Apfel Dr. Inslow
Purnell Pratt Mr. Steinman
Irving Bacon Gus - Trocadero Bartender
Richard Powell Pete Moran
Rita La Roy Nella
Francis X. Bushman Director, Desert Scene
Maurice Costello Director
Betty Compson Betty
Mae Marsh Carlotta Blakeford
Charles Ray Charlie Smith, Assistant Director
Herbert Rawlinson Manager of Grauman's
Jane Novak Mrs. Steinman
Bryant Washburn Robert Martin
Jack Mulhall Actor at Trocadero Bar
Creighton Hale Actor at Trocadero Bar
Roy D'Arcy The Sheik
Jack Mower Frank Stucky - Director
Frank Mayo Actor at Trocadero Bar
Harry Myers Actor at Trocadero Bar
Mabel Forrest Mother at Chinese Theatre
Tom Kennedy Bouncer at Pago Pago
Pat O'Malley Pago Pago Patron
Lois Kent Little Girl at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Eleanore Whitney patron at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Evelyn Brent Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Louise Brooks Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
William Farnum (scenes deleted)
Alice Lake Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Florence Lawrence Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Harold Lloyd Harold Lloyd - Cameo Appearance (scenes deleted)
Rosemary Theby Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Dorothy Wilson Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
William Bailey Trocadero Patron (uncredited)
Bobby Barber Man with Gong (uncredited)
Edmund Burns Pago Pago Patron (uncredited)
Edward Cecil Butler (uncredited)
Ethel Clayton Minor role (uncredited)
Ruth Clifford Nurse (uncredited)
Gary Cooper Gary Cooper- Actor at Trocadero Bar (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
William Desmond Pago Pago Patron (uncredited)
Ellen Drew Terry Ray - Casting Office Secretary (uncredited)
Lowell Drew Doorman at Trocadero (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn Grip (uncredited)
Ann Evers Minor Role (uncredited)
Hyman Fink Snapshot Hymie (uncredited)
Jerry Fletcher Vendor (uncredited)
James Ford Pago Pago Patron (uncredited)
Margaret Harrison Pago Pago Patron (uncredited)
Robert Homans Gray (uncredited)
Margaret Mann Woman in Casting Office (uncredited)

Production

The casting was announced in June 1936.[2] Many former silent era actors had small roles.[3]

Reception

Frank Nugent of The New York Times was critical of the film: "It is, as you may judge, a pretty hoary melodrama and [a] slight enough excuse for a whole series of homilies upon the uncertainty of fame and fortune in the glamour city."[4]

References

  1. ^ Hollywood Boulevard Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 3, Iss. 25, (Jan 1, 1936): 152.
  2. ^ Scenes from Newsreel Used as Film 'Sets' Chicago Daily Tribune 3 June 1936: 23.
  3. ^ A Town Called Hollywood Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times 28 June 1936: C1.
  4. ^ Frank S. Nugent. "Minor Notes on 'Hollywood Boulevard,' Now at the Rialto, and 'Trouble Ahead,' at the Globe." New York Times. 1923.

External links

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