Windy Riley Goes Hollywood (1931)

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Windy Riley (Jack Shutta) is a hapless New Yorker who ends up stranded in Los Angeles without a car, the latter having been involved in an accident with the limo of a top studio executive (Dell Henderson) -- to pay off the damage, he's forced to work at the studio in the worst job they can find for him. He's a bit of a lunkhead, and ends up as an errand boy, and in that capacity crosses paths with Betty Grey (Louise Brooks). Betty is a star actress who has hit some bad times professionally and personally -- she's in the midst of making a new picture, "The Box-Car Mystery," but she's got a little too much mystery in her life now, as her current paramour has disappeared after being seen with her the previous night. The studio would like to have her lay low, but the hapless Riley has decided to boost her career with a lot of high-profile publicity.