PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
First completely black-and-white film to win the Best Picture Academy Award since Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960) just over half a century earlier. Wilder was actually thanked three times during the Best Picture Oscar acceptance speech for this movie. The film is also the ... ...
In the fire scene, when Uggie the dog tries to get the policeman's attention, a street sign reading "Oakwood Ave." can be clearly seen. The sign is the double-sided "shotgun" style that wasn't introduced in Los Angeles until 1946.
In the credit montages documenting Peppy Miller's rise to fame, in the movie where she plays a maid, the actor credited as playing "Mr Rogers" is "Jack Offman."
English, English, French
$204,878 (USA) (18 November 2011)
$44,667,095 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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