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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

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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
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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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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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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 play "The Red Cat" by Hans Adler opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 19 September 1934 but closed after 13 performances. In the cast were Porter Hall, Barnett Parker and Gerald Oliver Smith. Fox Studios head Darryl F. Zanuck financed the short Broadway run of the play, so he could buy the movie rights. 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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Connections

Version of On the Riviera (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Au Revoir L'Amour
(1935)
Music by Jack Stern
Lyrics by Jack Meskill
Sung by Maurice Chevalier at the show (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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