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
Did You Know?
The large biplane that Nicole and Stefan fly from London to Geneva midway through the film is a Handley Page H.P.45, one of only four built, each of which had a unique name. The one in this film is "Horatius" as its registration, G-AAXD, can clearly be seen in the scenes of the aircraft taking off and landing. It was destroyed on November 7, 1939 as it was making an emergency landing on a golf course after returning from France on a transport mission.
Unfortunately there are no surviving examples of this plane as all four that were built had been destroyed by 1940. See more
When Stefan takes Nicole back to his house, they enter a dark room upstairs. The light coming in through the French doors goes out a couple beats before he turns on the lights in the room. See more
Pity is an epitaph for puny creatures, and that I am not... pity is only despising, coated with a sugar of sympathy.
Version of Stavisky...
Music by Harry Warren
Played after Stefan arrives at the fashion show
Originally written for Fashions of 1934 (1934) See more