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The Yale Film Colloquium: Silent Gala > Show People (USA, 1928)

  • WHITNEY HUMANITIES CENTER 53 Wall Street New Haven, CT, 06510 United States (map)

Featuring LIVE musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton

Starry-eyed country girl Peggy Pepper (Marion Davies) dreams of being a movie star. So that she can begin her career, she persuades her father (Dell Henderson) to take her to Hollywood. After a rough start, Pepper catches a break when she meets small-time studio liaison Billy Boone (William Haines), who lands her a job acting in a cheap slapstick comedy. Pepper quickly makes a name for herself and is signed for more high-profile projects, much to the dismay of Boone, who is falling for her.

16mm Yale Film Archive Print