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So we put together a movie ranking page on Movies About Movies. Overall we included 111 movies, but only 20 from 1928 to 1959.  So my question is...which movies need to be added to the page. https://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/movies-about-movies/

1928 The Cameraman (1928) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-35.png  
1928 Show People (1928) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-35.png  
1930 Free and Easy (1930) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-20.png  
1932 What Price Hollywood (1932) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-35.png  
1937 A Star Is Born (1937)
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1937 Something To Sing About (1937) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-25.png  
1939 Second Fiddle (1939) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-40.png  
1941 Hellzapoppin' (1941) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1941 Sullivan's Travels (1941) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1946 Without Reservations (1946) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1947 The Perils of Pauline (1947) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1950 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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1950 In a Lonely Place (1950) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-40.png  
1952 Singin' in the Rain (1952) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-50.png  
1952 The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1952 The Star (1952) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-20.png  
1954 A Star Is Born (1954) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1954 The Barefoot Contessa (1954) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1955 Abbott & Costello Meet The Keystone Kops (1955) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-30.png  
1957 The Buster Keaton Story (1957)

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Well, I would, in addition to HELLZAPOPPIN', add CRAZY HOUSE. The latter is about O&J returning to Universal to make another movie. They're met with guns!

How about THE DEATH KISS?

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TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN (1962)
8½ (1963)
THE CARPETBAGGERS (1964)
DAY FOR NIGHT (1973)
THE DAY OF THE LOCUST (1975)
THE LAST TYCOON (1976)
THE BIG PICTURE (1989)
THE PLAYER (1992)

.... many others, I'm sure.
 

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The Affairs of Annabelle

Callaway Went That Away

Dream Boat

It's A Great Feeling

The Legend of Lylah Clare

The Big Knife

The Oscar

Valley of The Dolls ( Broadway and Hollywood)

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HEARTS OF THE WEST '75

NICKELODEON '76

SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE  '00

Sepiatone

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There are all those movie star biopics...

Chaplin (1992)

The Aviator (2004)

Ed Wood (1994)

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

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The Muppet Movie (1979)

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) 

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

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Here are some very worthwhile comedies about movie folk:

Boy Meets Girl (1938), starring James Cagney and Pat O'Brien as a screenwriting team who write a movie about a cowboy and a baby.  This hilarious screwball comedy also includes Ralph Bellamy and Frank McHugh.

It Happened in Hollywood (1937), starring Richard Dix and Fay Wray, and co-written by Samuel Fuller.  Dix is a silent movie cowboy star whose career is sidetracked by the coming of sound.

Bombshell (1933), starring Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone, Pat O'Brien, and C. Aubrey Smith.  Harlow is a movie star whose life is beset with problems caused by the studio publicist (Tracy) and her dissolute father (Morgan).  Pat O'Brien is a movie director making a film with Harlow that parodies her real movie Red Dust.

The Moon's Our Home (1936), starring Margaret Sullavan and Henry Fonda.  Fonda and Sullavan meet and fall in love without either realizing that the other is famous, Fonda as a best-selling author and Sullavan as top movie star.

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HOLLYWOOD CAVALCADE! Faye & Ameche team with Buster Keaton!

And honorable mention must be given to the Fox TV series BRACKEN'S WORLD. I have a print of an episode all about picture scoring (with music by Jerry Goldsmith).

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8 hours ago, BingFan said:

Boy Meets Girl (1938), starring James Cagney and Pat O'Brien as a screenwriting team who write a movie about a cowboy and a baby.  This hilarious screwball comedy also includes Ralph Bellamy and Frank McHugh.

This film was loosely remade as IT'S A GREAT FEELING (1949) with Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson.

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Thanks for all the suggestions...our Movies About Movies Page went from a little over 100 movies to 131 movies.  Did not have box office grosses on some of the suggestions...so I sadly could not include them.  This is the 42 movies listed that were made before 1968. Thanks again for the help. https://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/movies-about-movies/

1928 The Cameraman (1928) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-35.png  
1928 Show People (1928) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-35.png  
1930 Free and Easy (1930) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-20.png  
1932 What Price Hollywood (1932) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-35.png  
1933 Bombshell (1933) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-35.png  
1933 Going Hollywood (1933) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-30.png  
1937 A Star Is Born (1937)
AA Best Picture Nom
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1937 Hollywood Hotel (1937) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-40.png  
1937 It Happened in Hollywood (1937) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-30.png  
1937 Something To Sing About (1937) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-25.png  
1938 Boy Meets Girl (1938) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-25.png  
1939 Second Fiddle (1939) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-40.png  
1940 The Bank Dick (1940) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-40.png  
1941 Hellzapoppin' (1941) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1941 Sullivan's Travels (1941) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-35.png  
1943 Crazy House (1943) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-35.png  
1946 Without Reservations (1946) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1947 The Perils of Pauline (1947) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1947 Merton of the Movies (1947) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-30.png  
1949 It's a Great Feeling (1949) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-35.png  
1950 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
AA Best Picture Nom
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1950 In a Lonely Place (1950) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-40.png  
1952 Singin' in the Rain (1952) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-50.png  
1952 The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1952 The Star (1952) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-20.png  
1954 A Star Is Born (1954) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1954 The Barefoot Contessa (1954) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-45.png  
1955 The Big Knife (1955) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-30.png  
1955 Abbott & Costello Meet The Keystone Kops (1955) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-30.png  
1957 Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-40.png  
1957 The Buster Keaton Story (1957) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-20.png  
1958 Too Much Too Soon (1958) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-30.png  
1962 Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-30.png  
1963 8½ (1963) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-40.png  
1964 Paris When It Sizzles (1964) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-30.png  
1965 Inside Daisy Clover (1965) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-30.png  
1965 Harlow (Embassy Pictures) (1965) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-30.png  
1965 Harlow (Theatrofilm) (1965) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-30.png  
1966 The Oscar (1966) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-05.png  
1967 Valley of the Dolls (1967) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-40.png  
1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) UMR-Logo-Rating-Icon-Teal-15.png

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