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The Talk of Hollywood (1929)

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70 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Schlock-movie producer J. Pierpont Ginsburg, after declaring, in a Yiddish accent, that "talking pictures are in their infantry," decides to put all of his savings into a big-budgeted musical, starring the sensation of Paris (with a bad ...See moreSchlock-movie producer J. Pierpont Ginsburg, after declaring, in a Yiddish accent, that "talking pictures are in their infantry," decides to put all of his savings into a big-budgeted musical, starring the sensation of Paris (with a bad French accent), Adore Renee, and a swishy leading man, Reginald Whitlock. Meanwhile, his daughter, Judy Ginsburg, gets involved in a romance with Ginsburg's Gentile lawyer, John Applegate. His efforts aren't helped any by the projectionist who mixes up the sound-disc reels, with the images not matching the dialogue and sound effects, during a showing for prospective film buyers and exhibitors. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Nat Carr (story) | Mark Sandrich (story) | Darby Aaronson (dialogue)
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Editor
Russell G. Shields (as Russell G. Sheilds)
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Updated Dec 1, 1929

Release date
Dec 9, 1929 (United States)

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12 cast members
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Nat Carr
J. Pierpont Ginsburg J. Pierpont Ginsburg   See fewer
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Fay Marbe
Adoré Renée (as Miss Fay Marbé) Adoré Renée (as Miss Fay Marbé)   See fewer
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Hope Sutherland
Ruth Ginsburg Ruth Ginsburg   See fewer
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Sherling Oliver
John Applegate (as Sherline Oliver) John Applegate (as Sherline Oliver)   See fewer
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Edward LeSaint
Edward Hamilton (as Ed Le Saint) Edward Hamilton (as Ed Le Saint)   See fewer
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Gilbert Marbe
Reginald Whitlock (as Gilbert Marbé) Reginald Whitlock (as Gilbert Marbé)   See fewer
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John Troughton
The Butler The Butler   See fewer
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Al Goodman's Orchestra
Al Goodman's Orchestra (as Al Goodman's 'Follow-Thru' Orchestra) Al Goodman's Orchestra (as Al Goodman's 'Follow-Thru' Orchestra)   See fewer
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The Leonidoff Ballet
Ballet Troupe Ballet Troupe   See fewer
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Al Goodman
Al Goodman-Orchestra Leader (uncredited) Al Goodman-Orchestra Leader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Levene
Film Buyer (uncredited) Film Buyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom O'Brien
Reel-Mixing Projectionist (uncredited) Reel-Mixing Projectionist (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.3 / 10 | 57 votes