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Stand-In
Bookish bank employee Atterbury Dodd (Leslie Howard) is ordered to investigate the near-bankrupt Colossal Studios in Hollywood, to see if the firm is any sort of good risk. Dodd's first brush with Tinseltown's cuckoo atmosphere occurs when he takes a room in a boarding house for extras, where all manner of eccentrics wander about as they wait for the phone to ring (Charles Middleton comports himself in an Abe Lincoln costume, on the off-chance that Hollywood will go back to making Civil War pictures soon). He befriends Lester Plum (Joan Blondell), a former child star now working as a… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Inane spoof on Hollywood, deteriorates in the second half to drivel."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Clever, overlooked Hollywood satire from the quirky Tay Garnett."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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