Merton of the Movies

Harry Leon WILSON (1867 - 1939)

Merton of the Movies is a comedy that centers around Merton Gill, an aspiring dramatic artist from Simsbury, Illinois who makes his way to Hollywood to become a serious actor. How could Merton fail in attaining his dreams after finishing a correspondence course from the General Film Production Company of Stebbinsville, Arkansas, certifying him to be a competent screen actor?

Harry Leon Wilson, the author, was a very popular humor writer in the first decades of the 20th century. This book was made into film several times, the last in 1947 starring Red Skelton. (Summary written by Margaret.)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Dirty Work at the Border Margaret Espaillat
00:25:17
Play 02 02 - That Night - The Apartments of Clifford Armytage Margaret Espaillat
00:43:16
Play 03 03 - Western Stuff Margaret Espaillat
00:57:49
Play 04 04 - The Watcher at the Gate Margaret Espaillat
00:34:45
Play 05 05 - A Breach in the City Walls Margaret Espaillat
00:45:28
Play 06 06a - Under the Glass Tops, part 1 Margaret Espaillat
00:32:47
Play 07 06b - Under the Glass Tops, part 2 Margaret Espaillat
00:30:11
Play 08 07 - "Nothing To-Day, Dear!" Margaret Espaillat
00:48:28
Play 09 08 - Clifford Armytage, the Outlaw Margaret Espaillat
00:22:23
Play 10 09 - More Ways than One Margaret Espaillat
00:28:56
Play 11 10 - Of Shattered Illusions Margaret Espaillat
00:29:40
Play 12 11 - The Montague Girl Intervenes Margaret Espaillat
00:51:40
Play 13 12 - Alias Harold Parmalee Margaret Espaillat
00:39:36
Play 14 13 - Genius Comes into its Own Margaret Espaillat
00:29:28
Play 15 14 - Out There Where Men are Men Margaret Espaillat
00:37:50
Play 16 15 - A New Trail Margaret Espaillat
00:34:24
Play 17 16 - Of Sarah Nevada Montague Margaret Espaillat
00:31:18
Play 18 17 - Miss Montague Uses her Own Face Margaret Espaillat
00:37:10
Play 19 18 - "Five Reels - 500 Laughs" Margaret Espaillat
00:32:06
Play 20 19 - The Tragic Comedian Margaret Espaillat
00:24:29
Play 21 20 - Onward and Upward Margaret Espaillat
00:18:16