Young and Beautiful


1h 3m 1934

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 2, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Mascot Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Mascot Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

Superba Pictures' press agent, Bob Preston, convinces his boss, Herman Cline, to sign his girl friend, June Dale, an aspiring actress, to a studio contract. Although June is hurled into movie stardom, the intense pressure of Bob's endless publicity stunts and Hollywood party-going makes her long for the simple joys of quiet married life. When she begins to suspect that Bob is more interested in star-building than in love, she quarrels with him and goes out with wealthy admirer Gordon Douglas. Bob, spotting June with Gordon, provokes a fight with his rival. Disgusted by Bob's violent display, June terminates their relationship and makes plans to marry Douglas. As June is about to leave with Douglas, however, Bob stops her airplane with one of his clever publicity stunts. Convinced now that he truly loves her, June flies off with Bob to be married.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 2, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Mascot Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Mascot Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Film Length
8 reels

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Notes

This picture promoted itself as a vehicle for showing off the thirteen 1934 Wampas Baby Stars (titles awarded young actresses annually by the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers), including star Judith Allen. Cast members Williams, Hayes, Carmen, Arlen, Meredith, Lund, Gale, Bryson, Drake, Hovey, Judge and Keef were the other twelve Wampas winners. Trade reviews differ concerning writing credits. Several sources credit both Santley and Krims with the story, and Martin and Clark with dialogue but not with "construction," as listed in the copyright entry. Although reviews credit Bernie Grossman and Jack Stern as songwriters, their contribution to the final film has not been confirmed. According to Daily Variety, John Miljan replaced Donald Cook in the role of Gordon Douglas after Cook, whom Mascot had borrowed from Columbia, "walked." Film Daily noted that at a certain point in the film, the story stops for a "musical revue with some vaudeville acts (Shaw and Lee) thrown in."