Hollywood Hotel [DVD] [1937]

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Special Features

  • Classic Cartoon Porky's Five & Ten
  • Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Comedy Short Double Talk
  • Technicolor Historical Short The Romance of Robert Burns
  • Theatrical Trailer


Hollywood Hotel
In this lighthearted musical comedy from legendary director Busby Berkeley, Henry Bowers (Dick Powell) is a saxophonist in a jazz band who wins a talent contest. His prize is a ten-week contract with a movie studio, Miracle Pictures (whose slogan is "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle"). One of his first "assignments" is to escort lovely starlet Mona Marshall (Lola Lane) to a movie premiere, but while Henry is looking forward to his date with a movie star, he's disappointed to discover that Virginia has opted not to go at the last minute, instead sending her lookalike stand-in, Virginia Stanton (Rosemary Lane). Henry is more than a bit miffed at this, but when he appears on Louella Parsons' radio show, he's a big hit and rockets to stardom. Ronald Reagan has a bit part as a radio announcer (which he did full time before acting and politics began paying the rent for him), and keep an eye peeled for Susan Hayward and Carole Landis in minor roles. By the way, Rosemary Lane and Lola Lane look a great deal alike for a good reason -- they're sisters. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Dick Powell
    Dick Powell - Henry Bowers
  • Rosemary Lane
    Rosemary Lane - Virginia Stanton
  • Lola Lane
    Lola Lane - Mona Marshall
  • Johnnie Davis
    Johnnie Davis - Georgia
  • Ted Healy
    Ted Healy - Fuzzy
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