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Lynn Mason
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Snap
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Joe Ward
Verree Teasdale ...
Mabel McGuire aka The Duchess
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Oscar Baroque
Henry O'Neill ...
Duryea
Phillip Reed ...
Jimmy
Gordon Westcott ...
Harry Brent
Dorothy Burgess ...
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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Fashion Follies  »

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'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 »

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Untitled
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when the new creations are unveiled at the Maison Elegance
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Art Deco, fashion, funny and risqué
14 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't let the title fool you. Fashions or Fashions of 1934 is just inocently fun to watch. Considering that it was made in the middle of the depression, it gave American's what they were looking for--humor, a love story and a considerable amount of extremely sexy costumes (pre-censor). As always, William Powell is at his best and Bette Davis, is well, Bette Davis--younger and more innocent but absolutely stunningly beautiful. Powell's performance is always enhanced by supporting actors--in this case Frank McHugh who has played his comedic side kick in several other movies. The direction is excellent--good continuity tells an simple but excellent story. Fun to watch--in 1934 or today.


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