The Stand-In

Starring: Leslie Howard & Humphrey Bogart Director: Tay Garnett
Rating 4.1
8 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1937
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English

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Product Description:

A conservative banker takes over a movie studio, and the directors, producers, and actors forced to work under him rebel. Bogart is featured in an unusual comedy role.

Description by Image Entertainment:

Stuffy, bookish Atterbury Dodd (Leslie Howard) goes from Wall Street's balance sheets to Hollywood's scandal sheets in this rollicking look at Tinseltown's heyday! Sent to take over the reins of floundering Colossal Studios, Dodd finds the film community eyeing him with thinly-veiled amusement. Uncovering a conspiracy to scuttle the studio, he enlists the aid of an unlikely pair of allies: cynical, gin-soaked, and big-hearted producer Douglas Quintain ("Casablanca's" Humphrey Bogart) and Lester Plum ("Grease's" Joan Blondell), the sexy stand-in for an incredibly untalented screen siren!

Plot Synopsis:

Straight-arrow, bespectacled New York banker Atterbury Dodd is sent to Hollywood to rescue movie studio Colossal Films from financial ruin. The problem is, Dodd knows nothing about the film business! He does, however, gets a first-hand look at Hollywood's wackiness, as he shares accommodations with a trained seal, an obsessive actor... and a penguin. Meanwhile, he learns a lot about showbiz thanks to his encounters with the dysfunctional personalities he meets at Colossal -- who exemplify why the studio is in such trouble.
Can this neophyte to the world of entertainment pull off the impossible and save the crumbling studio'

Plot Keywords:

Personal Triumph | Showbiz | Vintage

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 014381192124
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item


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