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The Gay Deception (1935)

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Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Sandro
Frances Dee ...
Mirabel
Benita Hume ...
Miss Channing
...
Lord Clewe
Lennox Pawle ...
Consul-General
Adele St. Mauer ...
Lucille (as Adele St. Maur)
...
Spellek
Luis Alberni ...
Ernest
...
Gettel
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
Mr. Squires
Richard Carle ...
Mr. Spitzer
Lenita Lane ...
Peg DeForrest
Barbara Fritchie ...
Joan Dennison
Paul Hurst ...
Bell Captain
Robert Greig ...
Adolph
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Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Release Date:

13 September 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

April Folly  »

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(copyright length) (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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A song entitled "Paris in the Evening" with music by Ted Snyder and lyrics by Preston Sturges was to be sung by Francis Lederer, but was dropped. See more »

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Undiscovered gem of a movie.
6 May 2007 | by (St.Louis, Missouri) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful old film. This old flick moves along at a intelligent pace with wit and timing throughout. For a movie over 70 years old, the dialog is smart with no over-acting to be found anywhere. The interplay between Francis Lederer and Frances Dee is humorous, mature and completely entertaining. The story is not complicated, but the pace and writing carry it along fine.

What Hollywood would do with a re-make of this God only knows, but it would be well worth a try. Until then, I highly recommend The Gay Deception. Seek this movie out and you will not be sorry.

14 out of 14. (See the movie and you'll understand)


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