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Comedy Romance 19281h 6mOn: Not Available

The famous matinee idol and blackface comedian, Don Wilson, heads out of town to escape adulation. There, calling himself Harry Mann, he accidentally joins a traveling acting troupe, and falls in love with Ginger Bolivar, who runs the troupe and stars in their Civil War melodrama. Don's producer sees the play, and thinks it's a comic masterpiece, and just what Don's Broadway show needs. But when Ginger finds out she's been played for a fool, will she forgive Don?The Matinee Idol featuring Bessie Love and Johnnie Walker is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can add it to your want to see list for updates. It's a comedy and romance movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.8 (513 votes).

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#58,905 Ranked Movie

#11887 Ranked in Romance Movies

#19581 Ranked in Comedy Movies

The Matinee Idol has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.8 (513 votes). The movie is not at all popular with Reelgood users lately.

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