Going Hollywood

Overview

Reportedly at the request of Marion Davies herself, Bing Crosby was borrowed from Paramount for the MGM Davies vehicle Going Hollywood. Der Bingle plays a struggling crooner who falls in love with Davies, a French teacher in a girl's school. He rises to fame and fortune in Hollywood, leaving Davies behind. She trails after him and becomes a movie star in her own right, supplanting Crosby's current vis-a-vis, the seductive Fifi D'Orsay. Hero and heroine are reunited in a lyrical finale. Some of the best moments in...
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Overview

Reportedly at the request of Marion Davies herself, Bing Crosby was borrowed from Paramount for the MGM Davies vehicle Going Hollywood. Der Bingle plays a struggling crooner who falls in love with Davies, a French teacher in a girl's school. He rises to fame and fortune in Hollywood, leaving Davies behind. She trails after him and becomes a movie star in her own right, supplanting Crosby's current vis-a-vis, the seductive Fifi D'Orsay. Hero and heroine are reunited in a lyrical finale. Some of the best moments in Going Hollywood belong to Patsy Kelly, making her movie debut as Davies' wisecracking chum, and to the Radio Rogues, a comedy singing act specializing in impressions of contemporary radio celebrities. As was his wont, publisher William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies' very good friend, was present throughout the filming, making it difficult indeed for Bing Crosby to "lose himself" in the kissing scenes. The gloriously oversized production numbers include "Temptation" given an astoundingly seductive rendition by a worldly Bing Crosby and the high-kickin' title song.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/2013
  • UPC: 883316844151
  • Original Release: 1933
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:18:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 27,823

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marion Davies Sylvia Bruce
Bing Crosby Bill Williams
Fifi D'Orsay Lili Yvonne
Stuart Erwin Ernest P. Baker
Ned Sparks Bert Conroy
Patsy Kelly Jill
Bobby Watson Jack Thompson
Lennie Hayton
Sterling Holloway Radio Technician
Sam McDaniel Porter
The Three Radio Rogues
Clara Blandick Miss Perkins
Technical Credits
Raoul Walsh Director
Walter Walsh Director, Producer
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Nacio Herb Brown Score Composer
George Folsey Cinematographer
Arthur Freed Score Composer
Lennie Hayton Musical Direction/Supervision
Frances Marion Original Story
Merrill Pye Art Director
Albertina Rasch Choreography
Donald Ogden Stewart Screenwriter
Frank Sullivan Editor
Walter Wanger Producer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
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