Chatterbox (1936)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Stagestruck Vermont girl Jenny Yates (Anne Shirley) manages to land a job with a ragtag stock company. This she does over the objections of her grandfather (Edward Ellis), who'd disowned Jenny's mother when she became an actress. After a series of amusing and bemusing setbacks, Jenny is discovered by a big-time producer and cast in the Broadway production "Virtue's Reward." Both the girl and the show are flops, but she finds a happily-ever-after with handsome Phil Greene (Phillips Holmes). Based on a play by David Carb, Chatterbox contains some knowing insights about provincial theater and the vagaries of show business. Lucille Ball makes a brief but amusing appearance as a snobbish small-time leading lady.

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actor, grandfather, producer [showbiz], production [showbiz], show-business, theater