The Talk of Hollywood

The Talk of Hollywood is a 1929 American musical comedy film directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Nat Carr, Fay Marbe and Hope Sutherland.[1] It was shot at the New York studios of RKO Pictures. The film's sets were designed by the art director Ernst Fegté. The film parodies the rush by Hollywood to convert to sound film production in the late 1920s, and leading moguls such as Samuel Goldwyn.

The Talk of Hollywood
Directed byMark Sandrich
Produced bySamuel Zierler
Written byNat Carr
Mark Sandrich
Darby Aaronson
StarringNat Carr
Fay Marbe
Hope Sutherland
Music byAl Goodman
CinematographyWalter Strenge
Edited byRussell G. Shields
Prudence Pictures
Distributed bySono Art-World Wide Pictures
Release date
December 1, 1929
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


Following the arrival of talkies, film tycoon J. Pierpont Ginsburg decides to throw all his money and energies into a musical extravaganza and imports a top French star from Paris to appear in it.


  • Nat Carr as J. Pierpont Ginsburg
  • Fay Marbe as Adoré Renée
  • Hope Sutherland as Ruth Ginsburg
  • Sherling Oliver as John Applegate
  • Edward LeSaint as Edward Hamilton
  • Gilbert Marbe as Reginald Whitlock
  • John Troughton as The Butler
  • Al Goodman's Orchestra as Al Goodman's Orchestra
  • The Leonidoff Ballet as Ballet Troupe


  1. Munden p.785


  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.
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