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365 Nights in Hollywood (December 10, 1934)


Alice Faye
 

Released on December 10, 1934: (running time 1 hour and 15 minutes) A washed-up movie director working for a bogus acting school discovers a new hot blonde actress and tries to make a come-back movie starring the girl he wants to marry.

Produced by Sol M. Wurtzel

Directed by George Marshall

The Actors: James Dunn (Jimmy Dale), Alice Faye (Alice Perkins), Frank Mitchell (Percy), Jack Durant (Clarence), John Bradford (Adrian Almont), Grant Mitchell (J. Walter Delmar), Frank Melton (Frank Young), John Qualen (Professor Herman Ellenbogen), Lynn Bari (showgirl), Dorothy Bay (student actress Miss Jessup), Brooks Benedict (dancing boy), Nina Borget (French girl), Margaret Brayton (young wife), Tyler Brooke (casting director), Donald Brown (dancing boy), Betty Bryson (showgirl), Duke Burgess (dancing boy), Fran Carlon (young wife), Bud Carpenter (dancing boy), Russ Clark (electrician), Jimmy Conlin (student actor Heeber), Frank Conroy (studio executive), Ray Cooke (assistant director Eddie), Warren Crosby (dancing boy), Jay Eaton (effeminate man), Larry Fisher (electrician), Pat Flaherty (dancing boy), Harry Fox (dance director Joe), Jean Fursa (showgirl), Helen Gibson (student actress), James Gonzalez (dancing boy), Enid Gray (elderly lady), Harrison Greene (boarder), Ben Hall (student actor), Arthur Housman (drunk motorist), Perry Ivins (lyricist), Al Klein (prop man), Helen Lindeloff (Dutch girl), Lois Lindsay (dancer), Bo Ling (Chinese girl), J.A. Massett (young husband), Nelson McDowell (thinking man), Paul McVey (cameraman), Gene Morgan (fresh guy), Pat Moriarity (gateman), Thomas Murray (dancing boy), Dennis O'Keefe (dancing boy), Ted O'Shea (dancing boy), Paul Parry (young husband), Ruth Peterson (waitress), Jessie Pringle (Mrs. Carey, landlady), Addison Richards (Assistant District Attorney), Gloria Roy (waitress), Lorraine Rugg (Lorraine), Paul Schwegler (student actor), Gay Seabrook (student actress), Ed Stanbridge (dancing boy), Carl Stockdale (bookkeeper), Betty Stockton (showgirl), Frank Sully (Mr. Sully, student actor), Blanca Vischer (Spanish girl), Max Wagner (taxi driver), Ethel Wales (Mrs. Lipke), Richard A. Whiting (Dick, pianist/composer), Harry Wilson (student actor), Ernest Wood (agent)

 

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The Blonde Teenager from Peoria

Alice Jeanne Leppert had blonde hair, deep blue eyes, and a deep contralto singing voice . . . . And she was only nineteen years old when she starred in this movie. As a teenager she got a singing job with Rudy Vallee’s band, and when he got the leading role in a musical romantic comedy, he managed to get Alice a small part.

The female romantic lead for that movie walked off the set, and Alice Faye became the leading lady in her first appearance on the big screen. That movie premiered in March of 1934, and this story starring the Jean Harlow lookalike was released in December of the same year.

Alice Faye’s movie career continued to bring her increasing fame until 1945 when she starred in a movie produced and directed by Otto Preminger. She felt that her performance was the best of her career, but Darryl F. Zanuck edited her best scenes out and promoted the scenes and close-ups of supporting actress Linda Darnell. Alice was so upset that she walked away from her contract and refused to act in any motion picture for seventeen years until appearing in the 1962 movie “State Fair.”

Alice Faye married musician and comedian Phil Harris, and they both performed for many years on the Jack Benny radio show during her off-camera years.

In this, her third appearance in motion pictures, nineteen-year-old Alice is a young girl from Peoria who goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune. As she once said about many of her early movies, her singing voice was a bit deeper than the story plot. Two men chase Alice in this story, and Alice must decide between the down-and-out director or a suave and lecherous actor. Maybe they can fist-fight over Alice, . . . Maybe they will. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

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Alice Faye
Alice Faye, Grant Mitchell, James Dunn
Alice Faye, Grant Mitchell, James Dunn
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Alice Faye, James Dunn
Alice Faye, James Dunn
Alice Faye, James Dunn
Alice Faye and James Dunn
Alice Faye and James Dunn
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ALice Faye, John Bradford, Alice Faye
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Alice Faye
Alice Faye
Alice Faye
Alice Faye
Alice Faye
Alice Faye
Alice Faye
Alice Faye, John Bradford
Alice Faye, John Bradford
Arthur Housman
Arthur Housman
Bo Ling
Bo Ling
Frank Melton
Frank Melton
Frank Melton and James Dunn
Frank Melton and James Dunn
Frank Melton, James Dunn
Frank Melton, James Dunn
Frank Sully, Gay Seabrook
Frank Sully, Gay Seabrook
Grant Mitchell, James Dunn
Grant Mitchell, James Dunn
Grant Mitchell, John Bradford
Grant Mitchell, John Bradford
Helen Lindeloff
Helen Lindeloff
Jack Durant
Jack Durant
Jack Durant
Jack Durant
James Dunn
James Dunn
James Dunn, Alice Faye
James Dunn, Alice Faye
James Dunn, Alice Faye
James Dunn, Alice Faye
James Dunn, Dorothy Bay, Jimmy Conlin
James Dunn, Dorothy Bay, Jimmy Conlin
James Dunn, Frank Conroy, Tyler Brooke
James Dunn, Frank Conroy, Tyler Brooke
James Dunn, Frank Sully, Gay Seabrook
James Dunn, Frank Sully, Gay Seabrook
James Dunn, Grant Mitchell
James Dunn, Grant Mitchell
James Dunn, Alice Faye
James Dunn, Alice Faye
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James Dunn
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Alice Faye, James Dunn
James Dunn
James Dunn
John Bradford
John Bradford
John Bradford, Alice Faye
John Bradford, Alice Faye
John Bradford, Helen Lindeloff
John Bradford, Helen Lindeloff
John Bradford, James Dunn
John Bradford, James Dunn
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John Bradford
John Bradford
John Bradford
John Qualen
John Qualen
Lorraine Rugg
Lorraine Rugg
Lorraine Rugg, Ethel Waters
Lorraine Rugg, Ethel Waters
Nina Borget and John Bradford
Nina Borget and John Bradford
Ray Cooke, James Dunn
Ray Cooke, James Dunn