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Fashions of 1934 (1934)

Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn poses as An American interested in a dress and Snap conceals a camera in his cane. ... See full summary »

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Lynn Mason
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Snap
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Joe Ward
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Mabel McGuire aka The Duchess
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Oscar Baroque
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Duryea
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Jimmy
Gordon Westcott ...
Harry Brent
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Glenda
Etienne Girardot ...
Glass
William Burress ...
Feldman
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Mrs. Van Tyle
Spencer Charters ...
Man Removing Telephone
George Humbert ...
Caponelli
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Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn poses as An American interested in a dress and Snap conceals a camera in his cane. When they try to steal the latest Baroque designs hidden cameras capture them. Threat and counterthreat lead to the suggestion of putting on a legitimate show. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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14 February 1934 (USA)  »

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Fashion Follies  »

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Trivia

'Eula Gay' is in studio records for the role "Cook" but does not appear in the movie. See more »

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Featured in Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

My Man
Music by Maurice Yvain
French lyrics by Albert Willemetz and Jacques Charles
English lyrics by Channing Pollock
Performed by Phillip Reed
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a love affair with 1930's fashion
31 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bette Davis looks so beautiful in this confection of a film that celebrates the glorious fashions of the early 1930's. This film will start a love affair for life with the clothes here. If only we could look as lovely every day.

William Powell and Bette Davis are mere side lines in this film that was made in the height of the Great Depression. The story of a conman in the fashion world of the 1930's is an usual storyline but it gives opportunity for an insiders look at this world that we really know and understand very little especially at this time. There are some unusual scenes that include

a walking stick that is a camera. The main musical scene has girls as harps. It is absolutely enchanting.


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