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Marion Davies has stars in her eyes in this “delightful look at silent Hollywood” (Time Out Film Guide), directed by King Vidor and costarring William Haines. All Peggy Pepper (Davies) wants in life is to be a great dramatic actress. But when rowdy slapstick comic Billy Boyle (Haines) gives Peggy her big break, she puts her dreams on hold and becomes America’s comedy queen. So when prestigious High Arts Studio offers her the chance to play serious roles and Peggy gets an awfully swelled head, it’s up to Billy to burst her bubble and bring Peggy down to earth. Loosely based on Gloria Swanson’s career, Show People features cameos by Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, John Gilbert, William S. Hart and more in this “bright and snappy ode to Hollywood stardom” (

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WAA30226 Show People DVD (1928/Marion Davies) $19.95