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8 September 1934 (USA) See more »
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A young American man in Paris spots a beautiful woman in a crowd and is instantly smitten, but soon loses sight of her... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Dorothy Stone ... Lulu

Bob Hope ... Peter
Billie Leonard ... Violet
Rodney McLennan ... Michael (as Rodney McLennon)
Charles Collins ... Baxter
The Climas ... Apache Scene Dancers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lorraine Collier ... (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ... Flower Vendor (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Mack 
 
Writing credits
E. Ray Goetz (play)

Herbert Fields (book)

Cyrus Wood (scenario)

Produced by
Samuel Sax .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ray Foster 
 
Other crew
Allan K. Foster .... dance arranger
 

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Also Known As:
"Broadway Brevities (1934-1935 season) (#2): Paree, Paree" - USA (series title)
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USA:21 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #070)

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Vitaphone production reels #1752-1753See more »
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Version of 50 Million Frenchmen (1931)See more »
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Find Me a Primitive ManSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Short But Wins the Race, 28 January 2005
Author: tedg (tedg@FilmsFolded.com) from Virginia Beach

You can find this on the DVD of "Silk Stockings" to which it is much superior. Apparently, this is a quickie film of part of a successful show. The songs are inventive and have much more energy than Porter's later work. The musical numbers are pretty standard fare for the time, which means pretty good.

Two things worked for me: the story was complete enough to support the songs but simple enough to grasp in a few moments. When the thing was over, I wanted more which is how it should be.

The other thing: in such projects, at least one number has to grab me, really grab me for the thing to work. In this one, there's a scene where Bob spends time with the girl he has bet he can marry. He "sweeps her off her feet." The song is forgettable, but the languid energy of her dance really was impressive: no fancy choreography, in fact it looks as if she just made it up that morning. But it came across as natural, almost real.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.

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