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Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)

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

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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 ...
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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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Folies Bergere  »

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(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was remade twice by Fox Studios, first as That Night in Rio (1941) starring Don Ameche, Alice Faye and Carmen Miranda, and later as On the Riviera (1951) starring Danny Kaye and Gene Tierney. All three films were based on the play, "The Red Cat," and featured the leading man in a dual role. See more »

Quotes

Baroness Genevieve Cassini: Rene, why don't you marry, get yourself a wife of your own, and leave me alone?
Marquis Rene de Lac: If I can't be happy with another man's wife, how can I be happy with one of my own?
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Soundtracks

You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth
(1935)
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics Harold Adamson
Performed by Maurice Chevalier (uncredited)
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A charming confection with lovely music
8 April 2010 | by (advicetothelovelorn.blogspot.com) – See all my reviews

Folies Bergère de Paris (Roy Del Ruth, 1935) is a Lubitsch-like confection with numbers inspired by the kaleidoscopic choreography of Busby Berkeley. It's also among the best films I've caught this year. The story sees a vaudeville entertainer (Maurice Chevalier with his familiar persona) impersonate a baron (Chevalier again), leading to romantic complications for both. Ann Sothern is the entertainer's good time gal, with Merle Oberon the baron's flighty wife. It's witty and invigoratingly entertaining, with a fine performance by Chevalier in his dual role and a top supporting cast that includes Eric Blore, Robert Greig and Halliwell Hobbes. Despite the enjoyable plotting, the film's finest moments come through the slew of great numbers at both the beginning and the end of the film. The Singing a Happy Song finale, which won an Oscar for dance direction and features several hundred straw hats of varying sizes, is really something, but all the tunes are great: Valentine, Rhythm of the Rain, Au Revoir l'Amour and You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth. This was Chevalier's last Hollywood musical until Gigi, 23 years later.


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