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Stolen Holiday (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 6 February 1937 (USA)
Nicole Picot is working as a model in a Paris dress salon when she is picked by Stefan Orloff to help him convince a wealthy investor that he is well connected. She is to wear an expensive ... See full summary »

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Stefan Orloff
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Anthony Wayne
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Suzanne
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Anatole
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Helen Tuttle
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Francis Chalon
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Le Grande
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Rainer
Frank Conroy ...
Dupont
Egon Brecher ...
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Prefect of Police
Kathleen Howard ...
Mme. Delphine
Wedgwood Nowell ...
M. Borel (as Wedgewood Nowell)
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Nicole Picot is working as a model in a Paris dress salon when she is picked by Stefan Orloff to help him convince a wealthy investor that he is well connected. She is to wear an expensive dress and dine with them because she has "class." The scheme works and both Stefan and Nicole become very wealthy over the course of a few years. Stefan is a "financier" while Nicole opens her own dress salon. But while Nicole's business is above board, Stefan's isn't, and eventually his web of deceit and fraud begins to unravel. Not always honest with her either, Stefan enlists Nicole's help one last time to avoid prison. Written by Ron Kerrigan

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6 February 1937 (USA)  »

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To skandalon Orloff  »

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The movie is loosely based on the French bond scandal involving Serge Alexandre Stavisky. After the fraud was discovered he either committed suicide or was murdered by the French police. See more »

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When Stefan meets up with Nicole at the charity event, a shadow of the boom microphone is visible moving on the wall upper left in the frame. See more »

Quotes

Stefan Orloff: I've discovered a very peculiar thing about money. It's valuable only if you spend it.
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Version of Stavisky... (1974) See more »

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Untitled
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played after Stefan arrives at the fashion show
Originally written for Fashions of 1934 (1934)
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Daring Dreams, Dashed Hopes
13 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Better than average Kay Francis picture. Thanks to a stronger script than was usually handed to her as well as a superior co-star in Claude Rains this swindle drama moves along at a nice clip assisted by that master of any genre, Michael Curtiz.

Of course this wouldn't be a Kay vehicle if they didn't slap one amazing outfit after another on her back and she wears them with the same effortless grace and elegance she always exhibited.

The story isn't terribly inventive but Kay and Claude have a good chemistry which works to the advantage of making the film more involving than it would be. It's nice to see her matched with an artist of equal skill to hers instead of the usual bland leading men such as George Brent and Alan Dinehart she was often teamed with.

This was one of the last good films she made as queen of the lot before her feud with the brothers Warner caused them to start sticking her in any piece of low rent junk to get her to walk on her contract.


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