- Merton of the Movies
Merton of the Movies is a 1919 book written by Harry Leon Wilson. In 1922, it was adapted into a Broadway play by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. A 1924 silent movie version was directed by James Cruze and starred Glenn Hunter who had created the role on Broadway. A 1932 movie version titled Make Me a Star starred Stuart Erwin, and a 1947 movie version starred Red Skelton.
The plot centers around an aspiring movie actor named Merton. Merton is a terrible actor and when the movie executives see how funny that Merton's over-acting is, they cast him in a comedy, but tell him that he's acting in a drama.
- Glenn Hunter - Merton Gill
- Charles Sellon - Pete Gashwiler
- Sadie Gordon - Mrs. Gaswiler
- Gale Henry - Tessie Kearns
- Luke Cosgrove - Lowell Hardy
- Viola Dana - Sally Montague or 'Flips'
- DeWitt Jennings - Jeff Baird
- Elliott Rothe - Harold Parmalee
- Charles Ogle - Mr. Montague
- Ethel Wales - Mrs. Montague
- Frank Jonasson - Henshaw
- Eleanor Lawson - Mrs. Patterson
- The Internet Archive holds a November 17, 1941 radio adaptation of the book, play, and films starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland originally broadcast by Lux Radio Theater.
- The Internet Archive holds a June 20, 1949 radio adaptation of the film originally broadcast by Lux Radio Theater.
- 4 short radio episodes from the play Merton of the Movies at California Legacy Project.
- Unabridged audiobook at LibriVox
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