Estrellados


1h 15m 1930

Film Details

Also Known As
Free and Easy
Release Date
Jul 1930
Premiere Information
Havana, Cuba opening: 14 Jul 1930; Barcelona, Spain and New York openings: 17 Oct 1930.
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Film Length
11 reels

Synopsis

Elvira de Rosas has won a beauty contest in her home town of Rioseco, Kansas. Her prize is a trip to Hollywood, accompanied by her formidable mother and the timid Canuto Cuadratín who is acting as her business manager. On the train to California, Elvira has the good fortune to meet the famous movie star Larry Mitchell, who offers to introduce her to the management and stars at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. Although he is not permitted to enter the studio, Canuto sneaks in, becomes involved in the shooting of a scene and is mistaken for an actor with disastrous results. Larry becomes infatuated with Elvira and invites her to his home. Canuto and Sra. de Rosas arrive in time to interrupt Larry's declaration of love, and Larry receives a severe reprimand from Elvira's mother. The repentant suitor, attempting to further ingratiate himself with Elvira, finds a small part for Canuto in a musical comedy, and he suddenly becomes a hit, but loses his secret love, Elvira, who accepts Larry's proposal of marriage.

Film Details

Also Known As
Free and Easy
Release Date
Jul 1930
Premiere Information
Havana, Cuba opening: 14 Jul 1930; Barcelona, Spain and New York openings: 17 Oct 1930.
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Film Length
11 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

This was a simultaneously shot, Spanish-language version of the 1930 film Free and Easy, which was also directed by Edward Sedgwick and starred Buster Keaton and Anita Page. Some shots, which featured Page, Robert Montgomery, Trixie Friganza and Jackie Coogan, were reused from the English version but were dubbed. A sequence in the English version featuring Dorothy Sebastian and Karl Dane was not used in Estrellados.