Hollywood and Vine (1945)

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“Hollywood and Vine” is a 1945 American comedy film directed by Alexis Thurn-Taxis and starring James Ellison, Wanda McKay, and Granville Bates.

The film follows the story of a young man named Jimmy, who moves to Hollywood with dreams of becoming a successful movie star. Jimmy finds himself struggling to make ends meet, and takes a job as a soda jerk at a local diner on Hollywood Boulevard.

While working at the diner, Jimmy meets and falls in love with a beautiful actress named Peggy. Peggy is trying to make a name for herself in Hollywood, but like Jimmy, is finding it difficult to get a break. The two begin a romantic relationship, but their dreams of success in Hollywood are continually thwarted by a series of misadventures and mishaps.

As the story progresses, Jimmy and Peggy find themselves embroiled in a series of comical situations, including a mistaken identity mix-up, a wacky film audition, and a run-in with a gangster who mistakes Jimmy for a hitman.

Despite the setbacks, Jimmy and Peggy’s determination and perseverance ultimately pay off, as they both land roles in a major movie production. The film ends with the couple finally achieving their dreams and walking down Hollywood Boulevard, with their names on the marquee.

Overall, “Hollywood and Vine” is a fun and light-hearted comedy that captures the spirit of Hollywood in the 1940s. It is a charming portrayal of the struggles and triumphs of young aspiring actors and actresses in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Alexis Thurn-Taxis

Edith Watkins, Charles Williams, Robert Wohlmuth

James Ellison, Wanda McKay, Franklin Pangborn

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