The Matinee Idol (1928)

The famous matinee idol and blackface comedian, Don Wilson, heads out of town to escape adulation. There, 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, and just what Don's Broadway show needs. But when Ginger finds out she's been played for a fool, will she forgive Don?

  • Frank Capra

  • Peter Milne
  • Robert Lord
  • Ernest Pagano

Release Date: 1928-03-14
themoviedb icon 5.9/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 66

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Bessie Love
Bessie Love
Ginger Bolivar
Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon
Woman in Audience (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey
Sidney Bracey
Don's Valet (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore
Lionel Belmor...
Jasper Bolivar
Johnnie Walker
Johnnie Walke...
Don Wilson - aka Harry Mann
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