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Merton of the Movies (1947) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Robert Alton and produced by Albert Lewis.

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Book Review: The Retro Appeal of Merton of the Movies

By KC on Dec 20, 2019 From Classic Movies

Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson LARB Classics, 2019 (originally published 1919) It is the 100th anniversary of Merton of the Movies, a book that inspired three films (the 1947 version with Red Skelton is the best known), a play, and a musical, but which is for the most part forgotten today. ... Read full article


Merton of the Movies (1947)

By John Grant on Dec 14, 2013 From Noirish

US / 82 minutes / bw / MGM Dir: Robert Alton Pr: Albert Lewis Scr: George Wells, Lou Breslow Story: Merton of the Movies (1919) by Harry Leon Wilson, and Merton of the Movies (1922 play) by George S. Kaufman, Marc Connelly Cine: Paul C. Vogel Cast: Red Skelton, Virginia O’Brien, Gloria Grahame... Read full article


Silent Movie Bookshelf: Merton of the Movies by Harry Leon Wilson

By Movies, Silently on Apr 25, 2013 From Movies Silently

The 1920′s cover sans jacket. There’s a pretty good chance that you have never heard of Harry Leon Wilson. ?He specialized in light comedic fiction with eccentric characters overwhelmed by everyday life in the early twentieth century. I really hate to make comparisons like this but I hav... Read full article


Lost Film Files #8: Merton of the Movies(1924)

By Movies, Silently on Apr 20, 2013 From Movies Silently

Hollywood is slyly skewered by Glenn Hunter and Viola Dana. Merton of the Movies (1924) Status: Missing and presumed lost Harry Leon Wilson is not well-remembered today but he was a popular writer in the early 20th century. He wrote zany, breezy comedic novels that often involved a cripplingly eccen... Read full article


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This was Virginia O'Brien's final starring role and the last film she made for MGM. After this she had small roles in two later films but otherwise retired from the screen.
Virginia O'Brien did all of her own stunt work.
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