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8 September 1934 (USA) See more »
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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The Reader's Digest Version Of Fifty Million Frenchmen See more (6 total) »


  (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
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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The Reader's Digest Version Of Fifty Million Frenchmen, 25 April 2009
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

I would not say that Bob Hope was a major star on Broadway, that eluded him until he got into films, but he was a prominent Broadway performer during the Thirties before he went to Hollywood for The Big Broadcast of 1938. This short was made in New York probably between his run in Roberta and Say When.

What Paree, Paree is is a condensed version of the Cole Porter Broadway show Fifty Million Frenchmen. The soundtrack includes You Do Something To Me, Find me a Primitive Man, You've Got That Thing, and the title song all from the stage production of Fifty Million Frenchmen.

This short while it lacks a lot of production values is a marvelous opportunity to see something of a photographed Broadway show of the time. In that it's like The Marx Brothers Cocoanuts or Animal Crackers.

Bob Hope was not in the original Broadway cast of Fifty Million Frenchmen, but Cole Porter would provide him with a great duet with Ethel Merman in Hope's last Broadway appearance a few years later in Red, Hot, and Blue. He introduced It's Delovely with her from that show which did lead to his Hollywood contract.

Now that would be great if someone preserved them on film singing It's Delovely.

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