The Star Maker

Story: A penniless song writer, Larry Earl, is convinced he is going places in shown business, and convinces Mary, an assistant at an orphanage, to marry him. Fifteen months later they are still in love, but broke as Larry writes songs that won't sell and loses one job after another one. He stops to watch a group of newsboys singing and dancing, and decides to organize them into the greatest kid act to ever hit vaudeville. Mary persuades Proctor, a big theatrical manager, to book the act, and they are a big hit. Then Larry and his publicity agent, "Speed" King, launch a big publicity stunt---a talent train in which they travel across country holding auditions for young performers. Back in New York, Carlotta Salvini, an ex-OPera singer, brings in her talented fourteen-year-old-daughter, Jane, who has an amazing voice. Larry, to get the mother out of the way, offers Carlotta a forty-week vaudeville tour, and then goes to work to make a star out of Jane, by building Braodway's first all-kiddie ...
Year: 1939
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Language: English
Production: Paramount Pictures
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Writer: Arthur Caesar, William A. Pierce
Cast: Bing Crosby, Louise Campbell, Linda Ware, Ned Sparks, Laura Hope Crews, Janet Waldo, Walter Damrosch, Thurston Hall, Clara Blandick, Oscar O'Shea, John Gallaudet, Ben Welden, Emory Parnell, Dorothy Vaughan, Bodil Rosing
Release date: 25 August 1939 (USA)
Runtime: 94 min


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