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|It's Tough to Be Famous|
|Directed by||Alfred E. Green|
|Screenplay by||Robert Lord|
|Based on||The Goldfish Bowl|
by Mary C. McCall, Jr.
|Starring||Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.|
|Edited by||Ray Curtiss|
|Music by||Leo F. Forbstein|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.|
It's Tough to Be Famous is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Alfred E. Green and written by Robert Lord. The film stars Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Mary Brian, Emma Dunn, Walter Catlett and David Landau. The film was released by Warner Bros. on April 2, 1932.
When his submarine, S89, is sunk by an excursion boat, Scotty (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) is the last one left aboard after helping the crew to be rescued. However, navy divers are able to save Scotty and his heroics make him a hero. Retiring from the navy as a commander, he finds that, as a hero, he is in great demand. There are parades. Speeches, endorsements, banquets and autographs galore. Even his marriage to his sweetheart Janet (Mary Brian) is headline news. Everyone wants a piece of Scotty. The only thing that Scotty does not have in his freedom and a life of his own.
- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. as Scott 'Scotty' McClenahan
- Mary Brian as Janet Porter McClenahan
- Harold Minjir as Sutter
- Emma Dunn as 'Moms' McClenahan
- Walter Catlett as Joseph Craig 'Joe' Chapin
- David Landau as Chief Petty Officer Steve Stevens
- Oscar Apfel as S.J. Boynton
- J. Carrol Naish as Lt. Blake
- Louise Beavers as Ada
- Lilian Bond as Edna Jackson
- "It's Tough to Be Famous (1932) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
- B.W.N. (April 9, 1932). "Movie Review - It's Tough to Be Famous - The Goldfish Bowl". NYTimes.com. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
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