Playthings of Hollywood (1931)

Run Time - 81 min.  |  
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One of those sleazy little exploitation melodramas so inept that they have become pure camp, this film told the sordid story of three sisters (Phyllis Barrington, Rita La Roy, and Sheila Manners) seeking fame and fortune in decadent Hollywood. One sister is accused of murdering her lecherous boss, an oil magnate (Jack Richardson), while the other two vainly seek their luck in "the picture business." They all come together at the murder trial, which ends in an aquittal. Of the three stars, Sheila Manners enjoyed the longest career, changing her name first to Manors, then Sheila Bromley. None of the three, however, escaped from the constraints of B-films. Playthings of Hollywood was released by low-budget Willis Kent Productions.