Hollywood Speaks (1932)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Showbiz Drama  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The darkest side of Tinseltown is depicted in this drama that centers upon a Hollywood columnist determined to reveal the awful truth about entertainment business. He writes of starlets abused by directors on the casting couch, and of mob involvement in motion pictures. It also concerns the tumultuous marriage of an egotistical foreign director and his neglected wife. The wife kills herself; in her note she blames the starlet who was sleeping with her husband to advance her career. The actual film begins as this actress is about to commit suicide herself in Grauman's Chinese theater. She is despondent over her failed career. Fortunately, the columnist intervenes, and ends up making her a star. When the gangsters inadvertently break the scandal of the foreign director and his wife, the columnist again rescues the starlet by marrying her.

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behind-the-scenes, business, career, columnist, control, director, expose [revelation], foreign, gangster, industry, magazine, naivete, neglect, scandal, stage, stars [celebrities], suicide, wife