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Albert Loriflan
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Yvonne Phillbert
O.P. Heggie ...
Philibert
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Paul Michel
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Pierre Bourdin
Dorothy Christy ...
Mlle. Berengere
Cecil Cunningham ...
Mlle. Hedwige
Tyler Brooke ...
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William B. Davidson ...
Monsieur Bannack
Charles Giblyn ...
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Alternate-language version of Le petit café (1931) See more »

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Yvonne's Song
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Richard A. Whiting and Newell Chase
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A dull affair
24 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Albert (Maurice Chevalier) is a waiter who comes into a fortune. Unfortunately, he has just been persuaded by his boss Philibert (OP Heggie) to sign a binding contract which does not allow him to leave his place of employment unless he pays the owner £400,000. Well, Albert is obviously not very happy about this and he tries to get the sack on a daily basis - this apparently will break the contract - but he doesn't succeed. At the same time he is living the highlife at Paris nightclubs. As a womanizer, Albert has a few sticky situations with a couple of women but love manages to win out in the end.

There are a few rare moments of actual funny comedy in this film - Chevalier throwing water onto Frances Dee who plays "Yvonne" and the scene where he tries to get the sack by making all the customers wait for ages before taking their orders, and then promptly sitting down at a spare table to play cards by himself. That's it. Nothing else is funny. In fact, the film is pretty tedious with a boring duel scene at the end. The story just peters out and ends with an extremely improbable conclusion. The women aren't particularly attractive considering that the film is meant to take place amongst the chic set of Paris. I would have thought that Chevalier could have chosen a more attractive bunch to hang out with! And the attraction that Frances Dee has for Chevalier appears out of NOWHERE - it is very phony stuff. The music is crap in this film but Chevalier is OK in his role. Unlike stupid Stuart Erwin who plays "Paul". This is a forgettable film.


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