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The Matinee Idol

Directed by Frank Capra
1928    56m    Not Rated
6.990%
Famous matinee idol and blackface comedian Don Wilson heads out of town to escape adulation. 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--just what Don's Broadway show needs. But when Ginger finds out she's been played for a fool, will she forgive Don?
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Cast of The Matinee Idol
  • Bessie LoveGinger Bolivar
  • Johnnie WalkerDon Wilson - aka Harry Mann
  • Ernest HilliardArnold Wingate
  • Lionel BelmoreJasper Bolivar
  • David MirEric Barrymaine
  • Joe BordeauxAuditoning Actor (uncredited)
  • Sidney BraceyDon's Valet (uncredited)
  • Sidney D'AlbrookJ. Madison Wilberforce (uncredited)
  • Mary GordonWoman in Audience (uncredited)

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