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Hollywood Hotel

Released Dec 20, 1937 1h 49m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 41% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
After losing a coveted role in an upcoming film to another actress, screen queen Mona Marshall (Lola Lane) protests by refusing to appear at her current movie's premiere. Her agent discovers struggling actress Virginia Stanton (Rosemary Lane) -- an exact match for Mona -- and sends her to the premiere instead, with young musician Ronnie Bowers (Dick Powell). After various mishaps, including a case of mistaken identity, Ronnie and Virginia struggle to find success in Hollywood. Read More Read Less

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Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine A great deal of Hollywood Hotel is familiar, but a lot of it is funny. Aug 12, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's an uneven film, that has a few exciting moments thanks to the lavish sets for the musical numbers and the screwball comedy. Rated: B- Oct 27, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member The best musical movie ever made! With the best movie song ever sung: Hooray for Hollywood! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Busby Berkeley-directed film has a sluggish plot, but comes alive during the musical numbers including "Hooray for Hollywood," "I'm Like a Fish Out of Water," "I'm Hitchin' My Wagon to a Star," and Benny Goodman & His Orchestra. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member another light hearted musical comedy Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member 2: It blows my mind that this is a Busby Berkeley film. I guess I should say it was directed by Berkeley, but it isn't what I would call a Busby Berkeley picture. It seems to me he worked best when he only had to worry about dance numbers and choreography. He was a genius in this respect, but this is basically just another throwaway Hollywood musical of the era. Nothing particularly special or memorable about it or any of the performances. Still, it is mildly entertaining. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Silly film is still interesting for some great music it contains as well as the Busby Berkeley touch plus amusing turns from Alan Mowbray, Lola Lane and Glenda Farrell plus the great Frances Langford in fine voice. Louella Parsons is stiff as a board but still one of the few chances to see her in action. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a pretty good studio ensemble based musical. Lot's of great scene stealing character actors, fun dialogue and good musical numbers make for a diverting movie! Nicely enjoyable. Good for a night like tonight when I can't sleep and need some fun entertainment. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After losing a coveted role in an upcoming film to another actress, screen queen Mona Marshall (Lola Lane) protests by refusing to appear at her current movie's premiere. Her agent discovers struggling actress Virginia Stanton (Rosemary Lane) -- an exact match for Mona -- and sends her to the premiere instead, with young musician Ronnie Bowers (Dick Powell). After various mishaps, including a case of mistaken identity, Ronnie and Virginia struggle to find success in Hollywood.
Director
Busby Berkeley
Producer
Hal B. Wallis
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 20, 1937, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 22, 2016
Runtime
1h 49m
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