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Star Dust (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 6 April 1940 (USA)
Carolyn Sayres gets a Hollywood contract from talent scout Brooke but is later rejected because she's too young. She falls in love with Bud Borden, another contractee who helps her to ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Robert Ellis (screenplay), Helen Logan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Darnell ... Carolyn Sayres
John Payne ... Ambrose Fillmore / Bud Borden
Roland Young ... Thomas Brooke
Charlotte Greenwood ... Lola Langdon
William Gargan ... Dane Wharton
Mary Beth Hughes ... June Lawrence
Mary Healy ... Mary Andrews
Donald Meek ... Sam Wellman
Jessie Ralph ... Aunt Martha Parker
Walter Kingsford ... Napoleon in Screen Test
George Montgomery ... Ronnie
Robert Lowery ... Bellboy
Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson ... Cargo, Wellman's Assistant
Jody Gilbert ... Swedish Maid
Gary Breckner Gary Breckner ... Announcer
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Storyline

Carolyn Sayres gets a Hollywood contract from talent scout Brooke but is later rejected because she's too young. She falls in love with Bud Borden, another contractee who helps her to become a star. Based partly on Darnells' early experiences in Hollywood. Wharton is a parody of Zanuck. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Star Dust
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Also performed by Mary Healy
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21 March 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A title which has often be used (with or without a hyphen)."Star Dust" depicts the rising of new stars and mainly the long road they have got to follow to hit the big time in Hollywood-although it is a short film and Darnell's and Payne's road does not seem a very rocky one.They make an attractive pair,a singing faux cowboy -actually a football player- and a young student who works as a waitress in a coffee shop and learns the algebraic (or trigonometric ? )formulas while serving the guests who sometimes are talent scouts ,Cinderella's good fairy.The best moment is the movie in the movie : Linda Darnell ,as if her life depended upon this screen test (and it did anyway) ,outdoes herself and is better than in the rest of the film.


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