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The Road to Hollywood (1947)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Musical | 4 July 1947 (USA)
Film director Bud Pollard appears on screen to tell us of Bing Crosby's rise to fame, using scenes from four early Crosby shorts to illustrate his fictional biography.

Directors:

Bud Pollard, Del Lord | 2 more credits »

Writers:

John E. Gordon (adaptation), Harry McCoy (material) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing Crosby ... Character in Sennett Shorts (archive footage)
Luis Alberni ... The Marquis, from 'I Surrender Dear' (archive footage)
Ann Christy ... Betty Brooks, from 'Dream House' (archive footage)
Patsy O'Leary Patsy O'Leary ... Ethel Bangs, from 'One More Chance' / Mrs. McCullough, from 'I Surrender Dear' (archive footage)
George C. Pearce ... Mary's Father, from 'Billboard Girl' (archive footage)
Arthur Stone ... Ethel's Uncle Joe, from 'One More Chance' / Jerry, Bing's friend from 'I Surrender Dear' (archive footage)
Dick Stewart Dick Stewart ... Jerry, Bing's Chum from 'Billboard Girl' (archive footage)
Lincoln Stedman ... Whitman, Mary's Fiancé, from 'Billboard Girl' (archive footage)
Kathrin Clare Ward Kathrin Clare Ward ... Mother Brooks, from 'Dream House' (archive footage)
James Eagles James Eagles ... Mary's Brother, from 'Billboard Girl' (archive footage)
Matty Kemp ... Percy Howard, Bing's Rival, from 'One More Chance' (archive footage)
Eddie Phillips ... Reginald Duncan, from 'Dream House' (archive footage)
Marion Sayers ... Peggy, Bing's Sweetheart, from 'I Surrender Dear' (archive footage)
Julia Griffith Julia Griffith ... Ethel's Mother, Bing's Future Mother-in-Law, from 'I Surrender Dear' (archive footage)
George Gray George Gray ... George Dobbs, from 'I Surrender Dear' (archive footage)
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Film director Bud Pollard appears on screen to tell us of Bing Crosby's rise to fame, using scenes from four early Crosby shorts to illustrate his fictional biography.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Út Hollywoodba See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mack Sennett Comedies See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Edited from One More Chance (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Out Of Nowhere
Written by Johnny Green (uncredited) and lyrics by Edward Heyman (uncredited)
Performed by Bing Crosby
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A total ripoff!
8 October 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Road to Hollywood" is a film Bing Crosby had no direct connection with--and the film was a creepy attempt to cash in on Crosby's popularity without having to pay him! The exploitation film director, Bud Pollard, took four of Crosby's early short films and spliced them apart into what he purports during his narration as the story of Crosby's rise to popularity. None of it is true and the film is just a shabby collection of early clips thrown together artlessly in an attempt to fool the public. He should have been ashamed of this and the film, understandably, is no in the public domain. While a few of the clips were humorous, the way they were assembled and with Pollard's narration, they are pretty much a waste of time.


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