He Found a Star (1941)

Genres - Drama, Musical, Romance  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Based on Monica Ewer's novel Ring O'Roses, the British musiccomedy He Found a Star is dominated by the thousand-watt personality of music hall favorite Vic Oliver. He's cast as Lucky Lyndon, a seedy but enthusiastic talent agent specializing in small-time variety acts. Lyndon spends the entire picture searching for the next "big star", never realizing that his secretary Ruth Cavour (played by Sarah Churchill, Winston's daughter) is madly in love with him. By the time he's figured out what's what, Lyndon has nearly come to grief trying to promote ungrateful nightclub songstress Suzanne (Evelyn Dall). An average subject at best, He Found a Star is distinguished by the creative cinematography of Oscar-winning lensman Ernest Palmer.

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stage, agent [representative], behind-the-scenes, couple, love, nightclub, popularity, producer [showbiz], quitting, romance, secretary, show, songwriter, stars [celebrities], success, talent, talent-agent