Hollywood Round-Up (1937) HD online
Joseph Hoffman,Monroe Shaff
One of three films made by Columbia circa 1936-37 based on behind-the-scenes film making with a "western" setting ("The Cowboy Star", "Hollywood Round-up" and "It Happened in Hollywood"), plus RKO weighed in the same year with George O'Brien's "Hollywood Cowboy." It had been done before, RKO's 1933 "Scarlet River", and would be done again, "Shooting High" from 20th Century-Fox and Republic's "Bells of Rosarita", among others with a western setting, but this Coronet production with Buck Jones may well be the best of the lot as it devotes more footage to actual film-making both on studio sets and locations. One out-of-the norm plot incident has the studio head Lew Wallace offering a job to a fading star Carol Stevens, with a semi-apology for casting her in what he calls an "outdoor special" and she calls a "horse opry", and this scene in a B-western leaves no doubt that the B-western and it people were near the bottom of Hollywood's pecking order. The stereotypes are there, with Shemp ...
| Buck Jones || - || Buck Kennedy |
| Helen Twelvetrees || - || Carol Stevens |
| Grant Withers || - || Grant Drexel |
| Shemp Howard || - || Oscar Bush |
| Dickie Jones || - || Dickie Stevens |
| Eddie Kane || - || Henry Wescott |
| Monte Collins || - || Freddie Foster (as Monty Collins) |
| Warren Jackson || - || Director Perry King |
| Lester Dorr || - || Louis Lawson |
| Lee Shumway || - || Banker Dunning |
| Edward Keane || - || Lew Wallace |
| George Beranger || - || Hotel Clerk (as George R. Beranger) |
Shemp Howard's first film for Columbia.