Merton of the Movies


Merton of the Movies
1924 movie poster

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.

Cast(1924 film)

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