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Stolen Holiday (1937)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Nicole Picot
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Stefan Orloff
Ian Hunter ...
Anthony Wayne
Alison Skipworth ...
Suzanne
Alexander D'Arcy ...
Anatole
Betty Lawford ...
Helen Tuttle
Walter Kingsford ...
Francis Chalon
Charles Halton ...
Le Grande
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Rainer
Frank Conroy ...
Dupont
Egon Brecher ...
Deputy Bergery
Robert Strange ...
Prefect of Police
Kathleen Howard ...
Mme. Delphine
Wedgwood Nowell ...
M. Borel (as Wedgewood Nowell)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Stefan Orloff: Nothing is blowing up in you, except your blood pressure.
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Version of Stavisky... (1974) See more »

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Stolen Holiday
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the opening credits, at the ball and at the end
Played as background music often
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Kay Francis fans will love this one!
22 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Actually the stolen holiday of the title is only a small part of the film and is, quite frankly, a little boring and holds up the action. I found myself longing for it to finish and get back to the main plot! Fine performances from Kay, Claude Rains and Alison Skipworth, and Ian Hunter is his usual debonair self. Also, in a small part, Alexander D'Arcy (he of "The Awful Truth" fame).

Some of the strongest scenes are in the early parts of the movie, especially when Kay Francis almost arrogantly descends the staircase at a grand reception she is giving, and, seemingly ignoring everybody, manages to turn every head in the place with the new creation she is wearing! Marvellous!! To the best of my knowledge this movie has never been shown on British TV.

So, over here at least, a forgotten film worth investigating.


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