Cinema: New Picture: Sep. 4, 1939

The Star Maker (Paramount) is an engaging archeological exploration into a vanished world of the U. S. amusement industry, the gaslit, two-a-day vaudeville that was historically bounded on one side by P. T. Barnum, on the other by radio and talking pictures. Loosely based on the life and exploitations of Impresario Gus Edwards, who detected promise in such kiddies as Georgie Jessel, Lila Lee and Walter Winchell and plucked the youthful Eddie Cantor out of a knife-throwing act, The Star Maker has as its frame the similar career of Larry Earl (Bing Crosby)....

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