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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
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Francois
Ferdinand Munier ...
Morrisot
Walter Byron ...
Marquis René de Lac
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Gustave
Robert Greig ...
Henri
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Perishot
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Monsieur Paulet
Georges Renavent ...
Premier of France
Phillip Dare ...
Victor
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Joseph
Barbara Leonard ...
Toinette
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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Darryl F. Zanuck invited many songwriters to write songs for the production in a competition, and then let Maurice Chevalier select those he wanted to sing. Without hesitation, Chevalier chose the songs of Jack Meskill and Jack Stern. See more »

Quotes

Perishot: Please, Monsieur Charlier. You know that kissing is not hygienic. Doctors claim that millions die each year from kissing.
Eugene Charlier: [kissing Mimi] Oh, yes? But what a pleasant way to die! Darling, kill me quick!
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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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4 February 2006 | by (Santiago de Chile.) – See all my reviews

Simply marvelous music-comedy starring one of my favorites, Maurice Chevalier. Chevalier is at his usual debonair, charming, mischievous in this little gem of a film, impersonating entertainer Eugene Charlier and aristocratic Baron Fernand Cassini, with a very amusing plot based upon mistaken identity antics.

His two leading ladies are both gorgeous: lovely, beautiful,elegant, sophisticated, regal, Merle Oberon as the Baroness and gorgeous, down-to-earth, fiery, ravishing Ann Sothern as Mimi, Charlier's partner.

A couple of huge production numbers featuring Chevalier and Ann Sothern add for more fun.

Above all, those were the days when Hollywood had such gifted and priceless talented character actors as Eric Blore, Halliwell Hobbes, Robert Greig et al, who were fantastic playing a variety of butlers, sidekicks, serious politicians etc., supporting perfectly the stars.

Completely enjoyable classic film from start to finish. Try to catch it on the FOX Channel.


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