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It Happened in Hollywood

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It Happened in Hollywood
Directed byHarry Lachman
Produced byMyles Connolly
William Perlberg
Written byEthel Hill
Harvey Fergusson
Samuel Fuller
Myles Connolly
StarringRichard Dix
Fay Wray
Victor Kilian
Music byMorris Stoloff
CinematographyJoseph Walker
Edited byAl Clark
Otto Meyer
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
September 7, 1937
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States

It Happened in Hollywood is a 1937 American comedy film directed by Harry Lachman and starring Richard Dix, Fay Wray and Victor Kilian.[1] The arrival of sound wrecks the career of a leading western actor while his leading lady rises to new heights. Its original working title was Once a Hero.[2][3]


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  1. ^ Stephens & Wanamaker p.63
  2. ^ "It Happened in Hollywood". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  3. ^ Fuller, Samuel (2004). A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. p. 90. ISBN 978-1-55783-627-4.


  • E.J. Stephens & Marc Wanamaker. Early Poverty Row Studios. Arcadia Publishing, 2014.
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