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Fashions of 1934 (1934)

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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. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sherwood Nash
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Lynn
Frank McHugh ...
Snap
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Joe Ward
Verree Teasdale ...
The Duchess
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Baroque
Henry O'Neill ...
Duryea
Phillip Reed ...
Jimmy
Gordon Westcott ...
Harry
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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14 February 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fashion Follies  »

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Preview copies of the film listed Gene Markey and Katharine Scola as writers, but it was announced later they had nothing to do with the film. The Screen Writers' Guild was asked to take action against Warner Bros. for this breach of rules. See more »

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Featured in Hooray for Hollywood (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Broken Melody
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
(part of "Spin a Little Web of Dreams")
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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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