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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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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 ...
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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)

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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

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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Version of On the Riviera (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics Bing Crosby & Ned Washington
Originally performed by Maurice Chevalier
(Not in re-release print)
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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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