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Talent Scout (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 24 July 1937 (USA)
A Hollywood playboy helps a small-town girl achieve stardom.


William Clemens


George Bilson (original story) (as George R. Bilson), George Bilson (screen play) (as George R. Bilson) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Woods ... Steve Stewart
Jeanne Madden ... Mary Brannigan
Fred Lawrence ... Raymond Crane
Rosalind Marquis ... Bernice Fox
Joseph Crehan ... A.J. Lambert
Charles Halton ... M.B. Carter
Teddy Hart Teddy Hart ... Moe Jerome
Mary Treen ... Janet Morris
Robert Paige ... Bert Smith (as David Carlyle)
Al Herman Al Herman ... Jack Scholl
Joan Valerie ... Ruth - Secretary (as Helen Valkis)
John Pearson John Pearson ... Jed Hudkins
Frank Faylen ... Master of Ceremonies (scenes deleted)
John Harron ... Charlie - Bus Driver
Mary Doyle Mary Doyle ... Miss Grant - Carter's Secretary


A Hollywood playboy helps a small-town girl achieve stardom.

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Drama | Musical | Romance


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Release Date:

24 July 1937 (USA) See more »

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Studio Romance See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Craig Reynolds, who appears briefly from archive footage in the movie, was originally cast as the star of this movie, but caught the flu and was replaced by Donald Woods. See more »


In the Silent Picture Days
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Sung by Jeanne Madden in a Burlesque show
Reprised by her in a screen test
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Another Warner B-film makes it to TCM...
11 October 2006 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

A fired talent agent (DONALD WOODS) promotes an aspiring actress/singer to stardom. Where have you heard that one before? Woods is the brash, fast-talking agent (a departure from his usual placid roles), and Jeanne Madden is the girl he goes to great pains to promote. Frankly, Miss Madden is a singer with a not so spectacular voice and nothing about her suggests future stardom.

But it's the kind of plot Warner Bros. seemed to dust off occasionally in the future, with sparkling results. (Think MY DREAM IS YOURS with Doris Day, Jack Carson and Eve Arden or IT'S A GREAT FEELING, again with Day and Carson).

ROBERT PAIGE has a small role as a studio executive and FRED LAWRENCE does a nice job as the studio's matinée idol. But it's strictly a trifle nicely played by DONALD WOODS but ill served by a lackluster leading lady.

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