PG | | Comedy
A neurotic baker travels to Hollywood to attend a talent search for an actor to rival the great Valentino. Although not an actor, through blind luck he succeeds - to a certain degree!
Part of a cycle of movies made during the mid-to-late 1970s about Tinseltown, Old Hollywood and its Golden Age including the Silent Film era. The pictures include Fedora (1978), Inserts (1975), Valentino (1977), Nickelodeon (1976), Silent Movie (1976), The Wild Party (1975), The Last Tycoon (1976), Hearts of the West (1975), The Day of the Locust (1975), The World's Greatest Lover (1977), Gable and Lombard (1976), Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976), Bud and Lou (1978), and W.C. Fields and Me (1976). Bogie (1980) and Mommie Dearest (1981) would soon follow as well.
I'd like a baloney.
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: Yes, sir. Right here.
Uncle Harry: Where?
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: Here.
Uncle Harry: So where's the baloney?
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: I'm Abalone.
Uncle Harry: You're a baloney?
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: That's right.
Uncle Harry: Once upon a time there were three bears.
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: Pardon me?
Uncle Harry: What did you do?
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: When?
Uncle Harry: How do I know?
Tomaso Abalone, Hotel Manager: How do you know what?
Uncle Harry: By practising...
The "audition" record that Rudy listens to is obviously an LP running at 33 1/3 rpm. LPs would not be invented until the late 1940s.
There is a credit to Frederico Fellini, who was not on the picture, 'for encouragement at the right time'.
English, Spanish, French
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