Hollywood Hoodlum


1h 1m 1934

Film Details

Also Known As
Hollywood Mystery
Release Date
Jan 1934
Premiere Information
New York opening: 14 Jan 1935
Production Company
Fanchon Royer Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Regal Distributing Corp.; State Rights
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

Because of the outrageousness of his publicity stunts, the publicity agent of an independent movie studio in Hollywood is fired regularly by the studio head. However, because the stunts are also good for box office business, the publicist is rehired as soon as he is fired. One day, he gets drunk and encourages a "high-brow" foreign director to demand to be hired on a racketeer film. The publicist immediately is fired for his meddling but is promised reinstatement if he figures out a way to remove the director from the lot. To this end, the publicist advises the director to cast a genuine gunman in the lead role. He then hires an obscure actor and presents him to the press as a killer. After convincing the press of the actor's killer reputation, the publicist denounces the same reputation as falsehood. Eventually, a real gangster, the movie's lead actress and the director become entangled in a series of complications, which are untangled with help from the publicist.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hollywood Mystery
Release Date
Jan 1934
Premiere Information
New York opening: 14 Jan 1935
Production Company
Fanchon Royer Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Regal Distributing Corp.; State Rights
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m
Film Length
6 reels

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Notes

When this film was submitted to the New York Censor Board on October 30, 1934, it was titled Hollywood Mystery. Variety and Motion Picture Daily in 1935 reviewed it under that title. According to a Film Daily news item, Regal Distributing Corp. acquired the world distribution rights to the picture in June 1934.