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Merton of the Movies (1947)

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82 min | Comedy, Romance

A Kansas bumpkin goes to Hollywood to become a movie star and gets a job burlesquing his favorite actor - only he thinks the role is serious.
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Paul Vogel (as Paul C. Vogel)
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Updated Oct 11, 1947

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Oct 11, 1947 (United States)

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Red Skelton
Merton Gill aka Clifford Armytage Merton Gill aka Clifford Armytage   See fewer
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Virginia O'Brien
Phyllis Montague Phyllis Montague   See fewer
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Gloria Grahame
Beulah Baxter Beulah Baxter   See fewer
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Leon Ames
Lawrence Rupert Lawrence Rupert   See fewer
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Alan Mowbray
Frank Mulvaney Frank Mulvaney   See fewer
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Charles D. Brown
Jeff Baird Jeff Baird   See fewer
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Hugo Haas
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Harry Hayden
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Tom Trout
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Tom Dugan
Sam Montague (scenes deleted) Sam Montague (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Morris Ankrum
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Phil Arnold
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Charles Bates
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Hank Bell
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Joan Blair
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Oliver Blake
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6.5 / 10 | 323 votes