Polly of the Movies

Polly of the Movies is a 1927 American silent comedy film directed by Scott Pembroke and starring Jason Robards, Gertrude Short and Corliss Palmer. It is loosely based on Harry Leon Wilson's 1922 novel Merton of the Movies and its various film adaptations.[1]

Polly of the Movies
Directed byScott Pembroke
Produced byJames Ormont
Written byGeorge Dromgold
Arthur Hoerl
Jean Plannette
StarringJason Robards
Gertrude Short
Corliss Palmer
CinematographyTed Tetzlaff
James Ormont Productions
Distributed byFirst Division Pictures
Release date
October 15, 1927
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


A small town girl goes to Hollywood with ambitions of becoming major dramatic star. However, the melodrama she appears in is unintentionally amusing and becomes a comedy hit.



  1. Lentz p.63


  • Robert J. Lentz. Gloria Grahame, Bad Girl of Film Noir: The Complete Career. McFarland, 2014.
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