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Glamour Boy (1941)

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79 min | Comedy, Drama

Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran, Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him famous, with himself as coach for little Billy. A. J...See moreMarathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran, Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him famous, with himself as coach for little Billy. A. J. Colder, Marathon's Mighty Mogul, agrees. Joan Winslow, a contract player who has never had a part, is picked to replace balky Brenda Lee in Marathon's monster musical of the year. Tiny poses as a big shot and takes credit for getting Joan the role. They are soon seen everywhere together as Tiny is taking advantage of her publicity build-up for his own gain, until he suddenly finds out he is in love with her and confesses his duplicity. This occurs when Colder has forbid Joan to see Tiny anymore, directing her to only be seen with important people who can help her career, and Tiny thinks it is because she has dumped him. He enters into a conspiracy with Brenda's agent, Mickey Fadden, to make Brenda give up her strike and accept the role Colder gave Joan. She does and Tiny is given the role of her leading man. But he is unhappy about what he has done in costing Joan her big chance, plus his old friend, Georgie Clemons who used to play the mean kid in Tiny's films is also replaced. Faced with the taunts of the production crew because of what he helped engineer and broken hearted about Joan, Tiny walks out on the picture, climbs into his automobile and heads for parts unknown. Little Billy, who adores him, stows away in the luggage compartment. Billy, the high IQ kid, has devised a scheme to set everything right. Written by Les Adams See less
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Jackie Cooper
Tiny Barlow Tiny Barlow   See fewer
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Susanna Foster
Joan Winslow Joan Winslow   See fewer
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Walter Abel
Anthony J. Colder Anthony J. Colder   See fewer
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Darryl Hickman
Billy Doran Billy Doran   See fewer
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Ann Gillis
Brenda Lee Brenda Lee   See fewer
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William Demarest
Papa Doran Papa Doran   See fewer
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Jackie Searl
Georgie Clemons Georgie Clemons   See fewer
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Edith Meiser
Jenny Sullivan (as Edith Meisser) Jenny Sullivan (as Edith Meisser)   See fewer
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John Gallaudet
Mickey Fadden Mickey Fadden   See fewer
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William Wright
Hank Landon Hank Landon   See fewer
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Charles D. Brown
Martin Carmichael Martin Carmichael   See fewer
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Norma Varden
Mrs. Lee Mrs. Lee   See fewer
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Kay Linaker
Mrs. Emily Colder Mrs. Emily Colder   See fewer
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Maude Eburne
Borax Betty Borax Betty   See fewer
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Josephine Whittell
Helga Harris Helga Harris   See fewer
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Olive Blakeney
Miss Treat Miss Treat   See fewer
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Karin Booth
Helen Trent (as Katharine Booth) Helen Trent (as Katharine Booth)   See fewer
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Trevor Bardette
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Dorothy Adams
Mr. Devin - Fruit Stand Proprietress (uncredited) Mr. Devin - Fruit Stand Proprietress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernie Alexander
Prop Man (uncredited) Prop Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Brooks
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Callahan
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Maurice Cass
Psychiatrist (uncredited) Psychiatrist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Chapin
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Spencer Charters
Hillbilly Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Hillbilly Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nell Craig
Telephone Operator (uncredited) Telephone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cecil B. DeMille
Movie Director (uncredited) Movie Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sarah Edwards
Second Matron (uncredited) Second Matron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mel Ruick
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited) Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)   See fewer
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Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 14 votes