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8 April 1932 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Lili Damita ... Germaine

Charles Ruggles ... Bunny West

Roland Young ... Gerald Gray

Thelma Todd ... Claire Mathewson

Cary Grant ... Stephen Mathewson
Irving Bacon ... Sparks
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Davison Clark ... Studio Official (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Manager of Neopolitan Hotel (uncredited)
Claire Dodd ... Chou-Chou (uncredited)
Alex Melesh ... Porter (uncredited)
Donald Novis ... Singing Gondolier (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford ... Porter (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Boulevardier (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Man in the Manhole (uncredited)
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Directed by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Henry Falk  play "Pouche" (as Henri Falk)
Benjamin Glazer 
Avery Hopwood  play "Naughty Cinderella"
George Marion Jr. 
René Peter  play "Pouche"

Produced by
Benjamin Glazer .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ralph Rainger 
W. Franke Harling (uncredited)
John Leipold (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Victor Milner 
 
Sound Department
Jack A. Goodrich .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Archer .... still photographer (uncredited)
Lucien Ballard .... assistant camera (uncredited)
William C. Mellor .... camera operator (uncredited)
William Rand .... camera operator (uncredited)
Guy Roe .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Rudolph G. Kopp .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arthur Lange .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jean Negulesco .... technical director (uncredited)
 

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80 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Film debut of Cary Grant.See more »
Quotes:
Claire Mathewson:[they are seated in the back of their car; Claire has had her dress torn by the car door] Gerald, aren't you going to do anything?
Gerald Gray:Here?
Claire Mathewson:No, no. I mean about discharging your chauffeur
Gerald Gray:Oh, oh let me keep him. I've let you keep your husband
Claire Mathewson:I haven't kept him
Gerald Gray:What?
Claire Mathewson:He left this morning
Gerald Gray:For good?
Claire Mathewson:No, no, for the Olympic Games at Los Angeles. He's in them, you know. Haven't you ever heard of Steve Mathewson, the javelin thrower?
Gerald Gray:Javelin thrower?
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Movie Connections:
Remake of Good and Naughty (1926)See more »
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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
This is Frank Tuttle, 1 July 2005
Author: boblipton from New York City

Frank Tuttle was a highly competent house director for many years, working for Sam Goldwyn, Paramount and so forth, turning out well-made movies in which the style served the story. In our day of auteur worship and the insistence that, if a critic can't tell who directed a film without looking at the credits, it is not a good film, craftsmen like Tuttle are considered hacks. I disagree. You may disagree with me. We'll leave that unsettled for the moment and thumb wrestle over it later.

This movie has all the earmarks of a Lubitsch picture: the European settings (Paris, Hollywood, which Lubitsch said he much preferred to Paris France; Venice, where he had set the opening of TROUBLE IN PARADISE two years earlier) and is the sort of racy European comedy that Paramount specialized in until the Production Code killed them dead later that year. The setups are all Lubitsch: the recitative number "Madame Has Lost Her Dress" that opens the movie; The sexual imagery of Cary Grant carrying around a bagful of javelins and reducing Roland Young and Charlie Ruggles to blithering idiocy; Thelma Todd in her underwear; and into this mess lands Lily Damita, an honest girl reduced to sleeping on movie sets: trouble in Paris, Hollywood.

Although Tuttle lacks the ability to direct actors in the small, exquisite details that Lubitsch did, he had a fine hand at framing and storyline. The movie is near perfect, except for the miscasting of Roland Young as the love interest..... but perhaps that is the point of the matter: we do not always fall in love with Maurice Chevalier.

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