Merton Of The Movies

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Year:
1947
Running time:
82 minutes
Studio:
Warner
Territory:
International
Directed by:
Robert Alton
Starring:
Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Gloria Grahame, Leon Ames, Alan Mowbray
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Description

In a small Kansas town, theater usher Merton Gill (Red Skelton) has aspirations to become a silent movie actor like his hero, Lawrence Rupert (Leon Ames). When Merton manages to thwart a robbery attempt by mimicking his favorite screen star, he's dispatched to Hollywood on a publicity junket to help rejuvenate Rupert's flagging film career. But Merton's own attempts to break into show business are ridiculed by all except a friendly stuntwoman named Phyllis Montague (Virginia O'Brien).

Genre

Comedy