Crashing Hollywood (1938 film)

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Crashing Hollywood
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lew Landers
Screenplay byPaul Yawitz
Gladys Atwater
Based onLights Out (play)
by Paul Dickey
Mann Page
Produced by Cliff Reid
Starring Lee Tracy
Joan Woodbury
Paul Guilfoyle
Lee Patrick
Bradley Page
Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca
Frank Redman
Edited by Harry Marker
Music by Alberto Colombo
Max Steiner
Roy Webb
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • January 7, 1938 (1938-01-07)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States

Crashing Hollywood is a 1938 American comedy film directed by Lew Landers and written by Paul Yawitz and Gladys Atwater. The film stars Lee Tracy, Joan Woodbury, Paul Guilfoyle, Lee Patrick and Bradley Page. The film was released on January 7, 1938, by RKO Pictures. [1] [2] It is based on the 1922 play of the same title by Paul Dickey and Mann Page, previous adapted into the 1923 silent film Lights Out . [3]



A screen writer meets a man recently out of jail and his wife on a train, they decide to collaborate and write a film, but trouble appears when a gangster is outraged by his depiction on the film.


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  1. "Crashing Hollywood (1938) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  2. "Crashing Hollywood - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes . 7 January 1938. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  3. Goble p.127