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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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Cast

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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
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Harry Brent
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Glenda
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Glass
William Burress ...
Feldman
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Mrs. Van Tyle
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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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Trivia

'Eula Gay' is in studio records for the role "Cook" but does not appear in the movie. 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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7 June 2000 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Despite its garish title, "Fashions of 1934" is actually a pretty decent movie, certainly better than the bad reputation it's stuck with. Armed with a snappy script and fast paced direction, the actors in "Fashions" shine, showing off their abilities, whether they be comedic, dramatic or both. William Powell makes a good old rascal, the decent "un decent" man that was a virtual staple at Warner Bros. (the studio who produced this film) at the time. Bette Davis, all glammed up in red lipstick and classy dresses, shows off a rare ability for humor, fitting right in to the film's light hearted tone. As Powell's sidekick, Frank McHugh almost steals the show, mastering and even rising above the script's punchlines by exaggerated facial expressions and crude but effective slapstick. "Fashions of 1934" isn't a comedy classic nor does it aim to be one. It simply wants to entertain the audience with good humor, effective acting and direction that moves things along at a quick pace. By all accounts, it has succeeded.


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