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The Matinee Idol

Directed by Frank Capra
1928    56m    Not Rated
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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