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Show People (1928)




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In this silent film, pretty Peggy Pepper (Marion Davies) travels out to Hollywood with the hope of becoming a famous actress. As she struggles to make her dreams come true, Peggy takes a job at a company that creates comic films. Once there, she falls in love with comedian Billy Boone (William Haines), but a big break at a major motion picture studio might have an undesirable effect on their relationship.


Marion Davies
as Peggy Pepper
William Haines
as Billy Boone
Dell Henderson
as Col. Pepper
Polly Moran
as The Maid
Tenen Holtz
as Casting director
Harry Gribbon
as Comedy director
Sidney Bracey
as Dramatic director
Sidney Bracy
as Dramatic Director
Albert Conti
as Producer
Karl Dane
as Himself
Elinor Glyn
as Herself
Lew Cody
as Special guest appearance
William S. Hart
as Special guest appearance
Mae Murray
as Special guest appearance
Louella Parsons
as Special guest appearance
King Vidor
as Special guest appearance
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Critic Reviews for Show People

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

It has laughs, studio atmosphere galore, intimate glimpses of various stars, considerable Hollywood geography, and just enough sense and plausibility to hold it together.

October 18, 2008 | Full Review…

It is a hardy satire on Hollywood life, directed by King Vidor, the versatile producer of "The Big Parade." But he is not alone responsible for the gaiety in this picture, for Marion Davies shares honors with him through her unusually clever acting.

March 25, 2006 | Full Review…

Although perhaps not the hilarious comic masterpiece of repute, nevertheless a delightful look at silent Hollywood.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The overall behind-the-scenes glimpses of moviemaking are often fresh and entertaining.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

As one who has said some pretty mean, nasty things about Marion Davies in the past, I am gratified in the extreme to be able to report that, in Show People, she is extraordinarily, uncannily good.

October 4, 2021 | Full Review…

Show People is a fairly amusing comedy, though most of its laughs, one is sorry to say, come from the titles.

April 9, 2020 | Full Review…

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