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Merton of the Movies

Harry Leon Wilson (1867-1939)

1. 01 – Dirty Work at the Border
2. 02 – That Night – The Apartments of Cliffor Armytage
3. 03 – Western Stuff
4. 04 – The Watcher at the Gate
5. 05 – A Breach in the City Walls
6. 06a – Under the Glass Tops, part 1
7. 06b – Under the Glass Tops, part 2
8. 07 – ‘Nothing To-Day, Dear!’
9. 08 – Clifford Armytage, the Outlaw
10. 09 – More Ways than One
11. 10 – Of Shattered Illusions
12. 11 – The Montague Girl Intervenes
13. 12 – Alias Harold Parmalee
14. 13 – Genius Comes into Its Own
15. 14 – Out There Where Men Are Men
16. 15 – A New Trail
17. 16 – Of Sarah Nevada Montague
18. 17 – Miss Montague Uses Her Own Face
19. 18 – ‘Five Reels – 500 Laughs’
20. 19 – The Tragic Comedian
21. 20 – Onward and Upward

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Summary

Merton of the Movies is a comedy that centers around Merton Gill, an aspiring dramatic artist from Simsbury, Illinois who makes his way to Hollywood to become a serious actor. How could Merton fail in attaining his dreams after finishing a correspondence course from the General Film Production Company of Stebbinsville, Arkansas, certifying him to be a competent screen actor?Harry Leon Wilson, the author, was a very popular humor writer in the first decades of the 20th century. This book was made into film several times, the last in 1947 starring Red Skelton.

Reviews

Bernie

- Merton of the Movies

A good story, worth the listen, stay with it it continues to improve as it goes along, very well narrated by Margaret.

kathy g

- Merton of the Movies

So well read!...more than comedy , a tender portrayal of a silly but idealistic young man.