Merton of the Movies

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1947
  • Running time: 82 min
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... read more

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).

Original Release

10/11/1947

US Release

10/11/1947

Cast

Morris Ankrum Goodfellow's Club Manager
Phil Arnold Shorty
King Baggot Man in Audience
Charles Bates Boy in Theatre
Brandon Beach Club Member
Buddy Beattie Boy
Hank Bell Extra in Casting Office Line
William 'Billy' Benedict Von Strutt's Assistant
Oliver Blake Mr. Purdie
George Bunny Club Member
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Alton

Writers

Lou Breslow, Marc Connelly, George S. Kaufman, George Wells, Harry Leon Wilson

Cast

Morris Ankrum Goodfellow's Club Manager
Phil Arnold Shorty
King Baggot Man in Audience
Charles Bates Boy in Theatre
Brandon Beach Club Member
Buddy Beattie Boy
Hank Bell Extra in Casting Office Line
William 'Billy' Benedict Von Strutt's Assistant
Oliver Blake Mr. Purdie
George Bunny Club Member
Roger Cole Minor Role
Chester Conklin Keystone Kop
Heinie Conklin Keystone Kop
Bill Conselman Photographer
Tex Cooper Actor In Western
Antonio D'Amore Man on Couch - Keystone Kops Sequence
Frank Darien Mr. Hubank
Bert Davidson Minor Role
Jim Davis Von Strutt's Assistant
Hal K. Dawson Gus Blanchard - Agent

Producers

Editors

Frank E. Hull

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