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Topaze (I) (1933)

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An honest and naive schoolteacher gets a lesson in how the world works outside the classroom, when a rich Baron and his mistress use the teacher's name and outstanding reputation in a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Professor Auguste A. Topaze
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Coco
Reginald Mason ...
Baron Philippe de La Tour-La Tour
Jobyna Howland ...
Baroness Hortense de La Tour-La Tour
Jackie Searl ...
Charlemagne de La Tour-La Tour
Albert Conti ...
Henri de Fairville
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Dr. Stegg
Luis Alberni ...
Dr. Bomb
Lowden Adams ...
Joseph--Butler
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An honest and naive schoolteacher gets a lesson in how the world works outside the classroom, when a rich Baron and his mistress use the teacher's name and outstanding reputation in a crooked business scheme. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

Approved
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Release Date:

24 February 1933 (USA)  »

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Topaze  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although the movie was passed by The National Board of Review for showing in the USA in 1933, it was refused a Production Code Administation (PCA) certificate for re-release in 1936, when the Code was more strictly enforced. See more »

Goofs

In the taxi-cab just as Coco tells Topaze about her adultery with the Baron, there is an awkward splice in the rear projection footage making cars and people on the street disappear momentarily. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Bomb: You're the most impudent scoundrel I've ever known.
Baron Philippe de La Tour-La Tour: Sir, I am impervious to flattery.
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Version of Topaze (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Roses from the South, Waltz op. 388
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauß
Played as background music during restaurant scene
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Marvelous Undiscovered Classic
17 June 2004 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

Yes, indeed. Barrymore at his best. Charming story about a French schoolmaster who is unwittingly embroiled in a controversy that forces him to face truth, honesty and integrity outside of his classroom walls.

Barrymore and a fresh-faced Myrna Loy are the stand-outs in this engrossing part melodrama, part comedy. And I mean comedy in the most strictest, serious forms. Full of pathos and irony.

The final scenes of comeuppance and the balancing of justice have been done over and over in many movies since and probably before, but never so deliciously biting as in this simple but strong story.

Recommended without reservations.


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