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.
Carol Kane was made up to resemble silent film star Zasu Pitts. Kane also appeared in another movie about the silent era released in the same year. That movie was Ken Russell's Valentino (1977). Both films featured Rudolph Valentino in their stories.
I'm in the union.
This film is supposed to take place in the 1920s silent movie era, yet the movie extras riding in the bus to their location sing-along to "Shuffle Off to Buffalo", a Harry Warren-Al Dubin song written for the 1933 sound film "42nd Street."
There is a credit to Frederico Fellini, who was not on the picture, 'for encouragement at the right time'.
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