Fame (1936)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Comic actor Sydney Howard stars as obsequious department-store floorwalker Oswald Bertwhistle. Our hero's life is significantly altered when he wins a contest and is whisked off for a movie screen-test. With visions of stardom dancing in his head, Bertwhistle is riding for a fall, but not before he and his old cronies lay waste to a film studio. Most of the sight gags and one-liners in Fame were old even in 1936, but they earned loud laughter all the same. It's perhaps superfluous to add that the 1980 MGM drama Fame is not a remake.

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actor, contest, customer, department-store, escapades, fame, film, floorwalker, stars [celebrities], store, winner