Cast & Crew
A once-great European film director moves into a seedy boarding house in Paradise Alley, a rundown section of Los Angeles. The boarders, who include the teenaged children of quarreling parents, an unwed mother, a stripper, a landlady, and the local busybody, all have their personal problems, and the ex-director sets out to prove that, in spite of the day-to-day bickerings, each of them is basically kind. With the aid of a former motion picture cameraman, the director announces he is shooting a film and asks for volunteers from the boarders; unknown to them, the movie does not exist--there is no film in the camera. Central Casting then calls on the director to accept a bit part in a movie, and when the director reveals his plan to the head of Central Casting, the latter supplies him with means to make an actual movie featuring the people of Paradise Alley.
The working title of this film is Stars in Your Backyard.