Merton of the Movies Poster

Release Date: 1947

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
In a small Kansas town, theater usher Merton Gill (Red Skelton) has aspirations to become a silent movie actor like his hero, Lawrence Rupert (Leon Ames). When Merton manages to thwart a robbery attempt by mimicking his favorite screen star, he's dispatched to Hollywood on a publicity junket to help rejuvenate Rupert's flagging film career. But Merton's own attempts to break into show business are ridiculed by all except a friendly stuntwoman named Phyllis Montague (Virginia O'Brien).

Cast: Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Leon Ames, Gloria Grahame, Alan Mowbray, Hugo Haas

Director: Robert Alton

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Madcap, Lighthearted, Underdog, Charming, Love, Transformation, Small town, Friendship, 1940s, Rise