Make Me a Star (film)
Make Me a Star is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by William Beaudine and starring Joan Blondell, Stuart Erwin and ZaSu Pitts. The film is a remake of the 1924 silent film Merton of the Movies, which in turn was based on the novel of that name; it was remade again in 1947.
|Make Me a Star|
|Directed by||William Beaudine|
|Produced by||B.P. Schulberg(uncredited)|
|Screenplay by||Sam Mintz|
|Based on||Merton of the Movies|
1922 novel & play
by Harry Leon Wilson
George S. Kaufman (play)
Marc Connelly (play)
Moss Hart (play)
|Music by||John Leipold|
|Cinematography||Allen G. Siegler|
|Edited by||Edward Dmytryk|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
A small-town delivery boy Merton Gill (Stuart Erwin) arrives in Hollywood, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and complete with a diploma from the National Correspondence Academy of Acting. Crashing the gates of Majestic Pictures Merton manages to fumble his one line bit in the latest Buck Benson (George Templeton) western and is fired on the spot.
- Joan Blondell as 'Flips' Montague
- Stuart Erwin as Merton Gill
- ZaSu Pitts as Mrs. Scudder
- Ben Turpin as Ben
- Charles Sellon as Mr. Gashwiler
- Florence Roberts as Mrs. Gashwiler
- Helen Jerome Eddy as Tessie Kearns
- Arthur Hoyt as Hardy Powell
- George Templeton as Buck Benson
- Ruth Donnelly as The Countess
- Sam Hardy as Jeff Baird
- Oscar Apfel as Henshaw
Cameo appearances (as themselves)
- Marshall, p. 153
- Make Me a Star: Details, allmovie.com; accessed September 23, 2015.
- Marshall, Wendy L. (2005) William Beaudine: From Silents to Television. Scarecrow Press.