Tribute to Fay Wray

IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD

Harry Lachman
USA, 1937
67min

In<i> It Happened in Hollywood,</i> Richard Dix plays silent-era cowboy star Tim Bart, washed up with the coming of sound even as perennial leading lady Gloria Gay (a radiant Fay Wray) becomes a leading actress in dramatic talkies. Resisting Gloria's efforts to help him, Tim begins the long, slow slide to obscurity and despair. This terrific behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood - in which most of the era's stars, impersonated by doubles, can be glimpsed - was directed by Harry Lachman from a screenplay on which young Sam Fuller collaborated, adapting an original story by Myles Connolly.

Credits
  • Fay Wray - Ann Derrow
  • Victor Kilian
  • Arthur Loft
  • Richard Dix - Tim Bart
  • Charles Arnt - Jed Reed
  • Granville Bates - Sam Bennett
  • William B. Davidson - Al Howard
  • Joseph Walker
  • Samuel Fuller
  • Ethel Hill
  • Harvey Fergusson
  • Myles Connolly
Columbia Pictures
35 mm
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