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A ditzy American girl visiting Monte Carlo is hired by a tennis champ to be his "cardboard lover"--to pretend to be in love with him so he can teach his two-timing fiancé a lesson and win ... See full summary »

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A ditzy American girl visiting Monte Carlo is hired by a tennis champ to be his "cardboard lover"--to pretend to be in love with him so he can teach his two-timing fiancé a lesson and win her back. What he doesn't realize is that the girl isn't pretending--she actually is in love with him, and she sets out to win him for herself. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Although Tallulah Bankhead had starred in the London version of the original play and Jeanne Eagels, supported by Leslie Howard, had a success in the American production, neither star won the role in this film version. See more »

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Referenced in Petticoat Junction: Wings (1968) See more »

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Superb Comedy for Davies, she is radiant and hilarious!
5 December 2000 | by (Sacramento) – See all my reviews

Marion Davies shines like a 1000 watt light bulb in this delightful comedy set in Monte Carlo. Davies plays a dizzy autograph hound who falls for a visiting tennis star (Nils Asther) in a hotel. He's got an exotic girlfriend (Goudal) who's cheating on him and he wants to win her back so he hires Marion to be his "Cardboard Lover" to make her jealous. Marion takes the issue to heart, even after she's been fired from the job; she's a pest with delightful results! The film contains one of her trademark impersonations as well as a bit in drag as a bellhop. Very funny and charming throughout.


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