Stand-In (1937)

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A New York bank plans to sell a Hollywood studio at a big loss. But the head accountant is suspicious and goes to investigate. He finds chicanery, romance, and help to save the studio.


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  • Leslie Howard, Alan Mowbray, and Marla Shelton in Stand-In (1937)
  • Joan Blondell and Leslie Howard in Stand-In (1937)
  • Humphrey Bogart in Stand-In (1937)

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30 September 2006 | Pimpernel_Smith
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| Hollywood spoofs Hollywood
Worth it for the boarding house and its inmates alone, this is a glorious satire on '30s Hollywood. Leslie Howard is at his comic best (see also 'It's Love I'm After'), vague and unworldly. The supporting cast is excellent. Joan Blondell is gorgeous and *funny*. Humphrey Bogart, Howard's good mate and progege - Howard insisted that Bogart got the convict role in Petrified Forest in the film, having appreciated acting with him in the play, and that was his big break in films. And Bogart acknowledged the friendship by calling his first child Lesley (she was a girl). Alan Mowbray and Jack Conway also add to the fun.

A sharp commentary on the wonderful world of B movies!

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Trivia

This is one of two dozen Walter Wanger/Harry Sherman/Cinema Guild productions, originally released by United Artists, re-released theatrically in 1948 by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for television broadcast in 1950. It was first telecast in Chicago Monday 19 June 1950 on WENR (Channel 7), in Phoenix Sunday 30 July 1950 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Cincinnati Saturday 26 August 1950 on WKRC (Channel 11), in Los Angeles Sunday 3 September 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Boston Sunday 17 September 1950 on WNAC (Channel 7), in Philadelphia Saturday 14 October 1950 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Detroit Sunday 22 October 1950 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in New York City Monday 18 December 1950 on WOR (Channel 9), in Pittsburgh Friday 26 January 1951 on WDTV (Channel 3), and in San Francisco Saturday 24 February 1951 on KGO (Channel 7).


Quotes

Atterbury Dodd: Why Miss Plum, you're... you're wonderful!
Lester Plum: I don't see anything wonderful about it, just plain jujistu; a trick of leverage.
Atterbury Dodd: Leverage? The principle of Archimedes, the Greek mathematician.
Lester Plum: Well I don't know anything about that; all I know is it ...
Atterbury Dodd: ...


Goofs

A little way in accountant Atterbury Dodds walks through the accounts dept. A clerk gives him a slip containing a list of figures which total 1296221. Dodds says "There's an error in the addition the total should be 1296321, have the machine fixed". The total however is correct. The figures are - 63155; 122925; 57005; 54685; 404200; 56705; 122925; 54685; 305250; 54686 which total 1296221


Soundtracks

On the Good Ship Lollipop
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by
Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Sung by Joan Blondell imitating Shirley Temple

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Comedy | Romance

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