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The Star Maker (1939)

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94 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

This is a film about the life of Gus Edwards, a well known vaudeville composer, entertainer, and producer.
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Writers
Arthur Caesar (based on a story by) (screenplay) | William A. Pierce (based on a story by) | Frank Butler (screenplay) | Don Hartman (screenplay)
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Updated Aug 25, 1939

Release date
Aug 25, 1939 (United States)

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88 cast members
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Bing Crosby
Larry Earl Larry Earl   See fewer
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Linda Ware
Jane Gray Jane Gray   See fewer
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Ned Sparks
'Speed' King 'Speed' King   See fewer
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Laura Hope Crews
Carlotta Salvini Carlotta Salvini   See fewer
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Janet Waldo
Stella Stella   See fewer
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Walter Damrosch
Walter Damrosch Walter Damrosch   See fewer
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Thurston Hall
Mr. Proctor Mr. Proctor   See fewer
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Clara Blandick
Miss Esther Jones Miss Esther Jones   See fewer
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Oscar O'Shea
Mr. Flannigan Mr. Flannigan   See fewer
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Ben Welden
Joe Gimlick Joe Gimlick   See fewer
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Emory Parnell
Mr. Olson Mr. Olson   See fewer
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Dorothy Vaughan
Mrs. Riley Mrs. Riley   See fewer
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Bodil Rosing
Mrs. Swanson Mrs. Swanson   See fewer
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Paul Stanton
Mr. Coyle Mr. Coyle   See fewer
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Morgan Wallace
Lou Morris Lou Morris   See fewer
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Richard Denning
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Joseph Crehan
Old Gentleman Old Gentleman   See fewer
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Ethel Griffies
Voice Teacher Voice Teacher   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
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Billy Gilbert
Steel Worker Steel Worker   See fewer
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Grace Hayle
Rural Mother Rural Mother   See fewer
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Johnnie Morris
Newsboy (as Johnny Morris) Newsboy (as Johnny Morris)   See fewer
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Sig Arno
Ballet Master (as Siegfried Arno) Ballet Master (as Siegfried Arno)   See fewer
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Ralph Faulkner
Fencing Master Fencing Master   See fewer
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Earl Dwire
Mac, the Accountant Mac, the Accountant   See fewer
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Harry C. Bradley
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Wally Maher
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George Eldredge
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Stanley Price
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George Guhl
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Max Wagner
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Ralph Sanford
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Allen Fox
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Fritzi Brunette
Cutie's Mother Cutie's Mother   See fewer
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Edwin Stanley
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Ottola Nesmith
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Jack Pennick
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George C. Pearce
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Frances Raymond
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Patti McCarty
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Danny Daniels
Blackie Blackie   See fewer
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Dorothy Babb
Dottie Dottie   See fewer
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Whitey Whitey   See fewer
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Roland Dupree
Frenchy Frenchy   See fewer
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Patsy Parsons
Cookie (as Patsy Lee Parsons) Cookie (as Patsy Lee Parsons)   See fewer
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Jean Ruth
Butch Butch   See fewer
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Leon Tyler
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Howard Smiley
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Mitchell Singing Boys
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Kay Tapscott
Marilyn McKay-cutie Marilyn McKay-cutie   See fewer
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Daisy Bufford
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William Byrne
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Joel Davis
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Paul Hilton
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Danny Jackson
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Terry Kaye
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Jack Lindquist
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Ralph Reed
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Ratings Breakdown

5.9 / 10 | 49 votes