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Hollywood Hotel

Hollywood Hotel is a smash musical entertainment, with a lively and amusing story and some popular song numbers. Warners has assembled an excellent cast, not the least interesting of whom is Louella O. Parsons, newspaper columnist, who makes an effective debut as an actress.

With:
Dick Powell Rosemary Lane Lola Lane Ted Healy Hugh Herbert Glenda Farrell

Hollywood Hotel is a smash musical entertainment, with a lively and amusing story and some popular song numbers. Warners has assembled an excellent cast, not the least interesting of whom is Louella O. Parsons, newspaper columnist, who makes an effective debut as an actress.

Production is elaborate, and Busby Berkeley’s direction keeps the players going at top speed. Hollywood film studios and broadcasting are the basis of a farcical story which pokes fun at both the picture-making business and the radio industry. Story is by Jerry Wald and Maurice Leo, who have developed a satire which is original and humorous. Eight musical numbers are by Dick Whiting and Johnny Mercer, best of which are ‘I’m Like a Fish out of Water’ and ‘Silhoueted in the Moonlight’.

Lane sisters, Rosemary and Lola, turn in good performances, and Ted Healy and Hugh Herbert have some very funny material. Dick Powell’s song numbers are first rate.

Hollywood Hotel

Production: Warner. Dir Busby Berkeley; Producer [uncredited]; Screenplay Jerry Wald, Maurice Leo, Richard Macauley; Camera Charles Rosher, George Barnes; Editor George Amy; Music Ray Heindorf (arr.) Art Dir Robert Haas

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1937. Running time: 100 MIN.

With: Dick Powell Rosemary Lane Lola Lane Ted Healy Hugh Herbert Glenda Farrell

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