Show People DVD

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Marion Davies has stars in her eyes in this “delightful look at silent Hollywood” (Time Out Film Guide), directed by King Vidor and costarring William Haines. All Peggy Pepper (Davies) wants in life is to be a great dramatic actress. But when rowdy slapstick comic Billy Boyle (Haines) gives Peggy her big break, she puts her dreams on hold and becomes America’s comedy queen. So when prestigious High Arts Studio offers her the chance to play serious roles and Peggy gets an awfully swelled head, it’s up to Billy to burst her bubble and bring Peggy down to earth. Loosely based on Gloria Swanson’s career, Show People features cameos by Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, John Gilbert, William S. Hart and more in this “bright and snappy ode to Hollywood stardom” (Allrovi.com).


**Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.
Additional Details
Director
King Vidor
Genre
Silent
Production Year
1928
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 79 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Warner Archives
  • DVD Release Date: June 14, 2012
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Mono
Reviews
3 Reviews
3.7

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3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (3)
  • Entertaining (3)
  • High production value (3)

Cons

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    5.0

    Great Cameos, Fun Story

    By Tony Moreno

    from Turlock CA

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      This is a great film that showcases Marion Davies comedy talent along with William Haines engaging style. This is a fun film - be sure to watch for the cameos (Chaplin, John Gilbert, Doug Faribanks, Karl Dane, Rene Adore, William S. Hart, King Vidor, Lew Cody, Elinor Glyn and more).

       
      1.0

      Needs a real digital remastering.

      By Rick the Professor.

      from Lynchburg, VA

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • High Production Value

      Cons

      • Disappointing
      • Hard To Play Dvd

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      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      This is an excellent silent film comedy, but this DVD version is just a straight transfer, probably from a VHS tape onto a DVD-ROM, which makes playback difficult. That problem is noted on the sales page, but you can't really tell how problematic it is until you get it. It really needs a good digital remastering.

       
      5.0

      Classic Silent Film

      By John

      from Rocky River OH

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • High Production Value

      Cons

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        A delightful picture that was made when silent films were ending. Funny, sentimental, it will hold your attention.

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