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The Matinee Idol


Bessie Love, Johnnie Walker, Ernest Hilliard, Lionel Belmore View All


Frank Capra (Director), Robert Lord (Story), Ernest Pagano (Story) View All

Release: Mar. 14th, 1928
Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes
The famous matinee idol and blackface comedian, Don Wilson, heads out of town to escape adulation. There, calling himself Harry Mann, he accidentally joins a traveling acting troupe, and falls in love with Ginger Bolivar, who runs the troupe and stars in their Civil War melodrama. Don's producer sees the play, and thinks it's a comic masterpiece, and just what Don's Broadway show needs. But when Ginger finds out she's been played for a fool...
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