Merton of the Movies (1947 film)

Merton of the Movies
Directed by Robert Alton
Produced by Albert Lewis
Written by George Wells
Lou Breslow
Based on Merton of the Movies
by Harry Leon Wilson
Starring Red Skelton
Virginia O'Brien
Leon Ames
Gloria Grahame
Alan Mowbray
Music by David Snell
Cinematography Paul Vogel
Edited by Frank E. Hull
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
October 11, 1947
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,504,000[1]
Box office $1,712,000[1]

Merton of the Movies is a 1947 comedy film, based on the 1919 novel of the same name by Harry Leon Wilson (previously adapted as a 1924 silent film and as the 1932 film Make Me a Star). It stars Red Skelton and is directed by choreographer Robert Alton in his directorial debut.



According to MGM records the movie earned $1,274,000 in the US and Canada and $438,000 elsewhere, making a loss to the studio of $367,000.[1]

Comic book adaption


  1. 1 2 3 The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. "Fiction House Movie Comics #4". Grand Comics Database.
  3. Fiction House Movie Comics #4 at the Comic Book DB

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