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Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 22 February 1935 (USA)
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for wife and girlfriend.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Eugene Charlier / Baron Fernand Cassini
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Baroness Genevieve Cassini
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Mimi
Eric Blore ...
Francois
Ferdinand Munier ...
Morrisot
Walter Byron ...
Marquis René de Lac
Lumsden Hare ...
Gustave
Robert Greig ...
Henri
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
Perishot
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Monsieur Paulet
Georges Renavent ...
Premier of France
Phillip Dare ...
Victor
Frank McGlynn Sr. ...
Joseph
Barbara Leonard ...
Toinette
Olin Howland ...
Stage Manager
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Storyline

One night socialite banker Baron Cassini attends the stage show of Eugene Charlier, who resembles him and imitates him in his act. The Baron is attracted to Charlier's jealous stage partner Mimi, while Eugene has similar ideas about Baroness Genevieve. When financial reverses lead to the Baron's disappearance, his frantic partners enlist Charlier to impersonate him; Mimi picks that night to take the Baron up on his invitation; and that's just the beginning... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

22 February 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Folies Bergere  »

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(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The French version ("L'homme des Folies Bergère") was shot simultaneously with the English version. Ensemble scenes were probably shared by both versions, but because of the major cast and crew changes, it is considered a separate film. See more »

Quotes

Eugene Charlier: That's an old Chinese proverb. If it's not, it should be.
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Connections

Alternate-language version of L'homme des Folies Bergère (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhythm of the Rain
(1935)
Music by Jack Stern
Lyrics by Jack Meskill
Sung by Maurice Chevalier and Ann Sothern at the show (uncredited)
Danced by chorus in elaborate settings
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Oberon Looks Ravishing
8 October 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

A risqué farce. Maurice Chevalier in a dual role is two more Chevaliers than I might want. But here he is amusing -- both as the performer and the Baron the performer impersonates.

There are two cute dance routines that seem patterned after Busby Berkeley.

Ann Sothern is, as always, a delight. She plays Chevalier's on-stage partner. Merle Oberon looks very exotic. The fist shots of her are breathtaking. Today, when ethnicity is less a matter of concern for stars, she might have retained that look. It could have made her an even greater draw. Truly, I have never seen her looking more beautiful.


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