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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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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. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and was not televised until many years afterward.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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
An Enjoyable Pre-Code, 10 July 2009
Author: Maliejandra Kay (Maleejandra@yahoo.com) from United States

Claire (Thelma Todd) and Gerald (Roland Young) are carrying on a rather heated affair, but just as they are about to go away together to Venice, Claire's javelin-throwing husband Stephen (Cary Grant) returns home. In order to dispel his distrust, Gerald hires a woman to pose as his wife. Germaine (Lili Damita) is a hungry young French actress who poses as a more experienced woman named Chou Chou. She vamps Gerald incessantly while Stephen is around, and she is so successful that she makes Claire insanely jealous.

This sing-songy film is a delight to watch. It is fast-paced, comedic, and filled with a stellar cast, but it is not well known today. Film collectors find it interesting because it marks Cary Grant's first screen appearance and because it is one of the few films of Lili Damita, a popular but heavily-accented French star. Her career fizzled quite quickly, but not before she appeared with stars like Gary Cooper and Laurence Olivier.

Fans of the pre-code era will enjoy this one quite a lot, as it is peppered with naughty jokes ("I was living in Cin--, I was Naughty.") and a running gag about Todd losing her clothes.

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