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Hollywood Hotel

2 Ratings: 2.5
A 1937 Busby Berkeley film
2 reviews about Hollywood Hotel
review by . August 05, 2011
Dick Powell is just fine, the movie isn't, and
It may be that Hollywood has made a musical with a more energetic, dynamic opening than Hollywood Hotel, but I haven't come across it. Right off the bat there's Benny Goodman and his orchestra, all dressed in white suits, each standing in a white convertible, all being driven down a highway led by motorcycle cops to the St. Louis airport, and all playing loud and fast one of Richard Whiting's and Johnny Mercer's greatest songs. They're sending off to Hollywood the orchestra's …
review by . August 05, 2010
Possibly Busby Berkeley's Worst Film, But I liked It Anyway
What's the film about?      Typical featherweight 30s comedy story with sax player Dick Powell told to date the hottest star on the lot of All-Star Pictures for publicity reasons and then falling in love with her stunt double.  They story doesn't matter a hoot.     Who was the classic actor/actress?        Dick Powell is the only star who stood the test of time.  But the film is loaded with 30s character actor stalwarts …
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