Merton of the Movies (1947)

In 1915, Kansas theatre usher Merton Gill is a rabid silent-movie fan. When he brings Mammoth Studios free publicity by imitating star Lawrence Rupert's heroics, they bring him to Hollywood to generate another headline; he thinks he'll get a movie contract. Disillusioned, he haunts the casting offices, where he meets and is consoled by Phyllis Montague, bit player and stunt-woman. When Merton finally gets his "break," though, it's not quite what he envisioned.

Directing:
  • Robert Alton

Writing:
  • George S. Kaufman
  • Lou Breslow
  • George Wells

Stars:
Release Date: 1947-10-11
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 82
Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan
Mammoth Studio's Night guard (uncredited)
Leon Ames
Leon Ames
Lawrence Rupert
Dick Wessel
Dick Wessel
Chick
Hal K. Dawson
Hal K. Dawson
Gus Blanchard - Agent (uncredited)
William 'Billy' Benedict
William 'Bill...
Von Strutt's Assistant (uncredited)
Chester Conklin
Chester Conkl...
Keystone Kop (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor
Robert Emmett...
Mac - Restaurant Counterman (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum
Franklyn Farn...
Man Raising Theatre Curtain (uncredited)
Mitchell Lewis
Mitchell Lewi...
Set Guard (uncredited)
Harry Hayden
Harry Hayden
Mr. Gashwiler
Mary Treen
Mary Treen
Gladys (uncredited)
Douglas Fowley
Douglas Fowle...
Phil
Red Skelton
Red Skelton
Merton Gill aka Clifford Armytage
Virginia O'Brien
Virginia O'Br...
Phyllis Montague
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Graham...
Beulah Baxter
Alan Mowbray
Alan Mowbray
Frank Mulvaney
Tom Trout
Tom Trout
Marty
Morris Ankrum
Morris Ankrum
Goodfellow's Club Manager (uncredited)
King Baggot
King Baggot
Man in Audience (uncredited)
William Benedict
William Bened...
Von Strutt's Assistant (uncredited)
Oliver Blake
Oliver Blake
Mr. Purdie (uncredited)
Jim Davis
Jim Davis
Von Strutt's Assistant (uncredited)
George Magrill
George Magril...
Gateman - Mammoth Studios (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe
Frank Marlowe
Ernie - Prop Man (uncredited)
Almira Sessions
Almira Sessio...
Mammoth Studio's Nurse (uncredited)
Robert Emmet O'Connor
Robert Emmet...
Mac - Restaurant Counterman (uncredited)