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As an entertainment Show People is a good number. It has laughs, studio atmosphere galore, intimate glimpses of various stars, considerable Hollywood geography, and just enough sense and plausibility to hold it together.

With:
Marion Davies William Haines Dell Henderson Paul Ralli Tenen Holtz Harry Gribbon

As an entertainment Show People is a good number. It has laughs, studio atmosphere galore, intimate glimpses of various stars, considerable Hollywood geography, and just enough sense and plausibility to hold it together.

As a document of Hollywood it presents some peculiar angles. When Peggy Pepper (Marion Davies) gets the w.k. swell head she is seen to be the complacent girlfriend of her leading man, an insufferably conceited stuffed shirt. The odd part of this leading man character is that he (Paul Ralli) looks, dresses and acts like John Gilbert, star of the company which produced the picture. The satire seems pretty sharply pointed at times.

Davies is obviously mimicking the peculiar pucker of the lips identified with Mae Murray, former M-G-M star. However, at other times the story suggests the career of Gloria Swanson, particularly with emphasis upon the custard pie gal becoming an emotional actress. Bebe Daniels is also suggested.

Show People

Production: M-G-M. Director King Vidor; Screenplay Wanda Tuchock, Ralph Spence; Camera John Arnold; Editor Hugh Wynn; Art Director Cedric Gibbons

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1928. Running time: 63 MIN.

With: Marion Davies William Haines Dell Henderson Paul Ralli Tenen Holtz Harry Gribbon

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