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That Girl from Paris (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 1 January 1937 (USA)
Nikki Martin, a parisian opera star, takes off in search of adventure and true-love leaving her arranged husband to be at the alter. While hitchhiking, Nikki meets handsome American ... See full summary »



(story "Viennese Charmer" in Young's Magazine) (as J. Carey Wonderly), (story) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »


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Complete credited cast:
Whammo Lonsdale
Windy McLean
'Hammy' Hammacher
Claire 'Clair' Williams
Laughing Boy Frank


Nikki Martin, a parisian opera star, takes off in search of adventure and true-love leaving her arranged husband to be at the alter. While hitchhiking, Nikki meets handsome American musician, Windy McLean and his band the 'McLean Wildcats'. Windy immediately spites her, but Nikki falls in love with him and follows him to New York by stowing away on the ship his on. The steward finds her hiding in Windy and the Wilcats room. She is locked up by authorities and Windy and the band are fired. When the ship reaches New York, Nikki escapes off the ship and finds out the Wilcats apartment. They demand her to leave, fearing being implicated but she refuses. Clair, Windy girlfriend shows up with Hammacher, and offers the band a low paying job at a roadhouse in another city. Anxious to depart, they accept. Nikki becomes the bands singer. Clair becomes jealous and reports her to the authorities, causing the band to flee again... Written by Kelly

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Release Date:

1 January 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Parisiense  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In the beginning of the film, Pons' character escapes her wedding in a non-supercharged 1936 Cord Phaeton. The Indiana-made car, which cost about $3,700 was rare even when new and exotic enough to look like it belonged in the movie which begins set in France. See more »


Version of Street Girl (1929) See more »


I Love You Truly
(1906) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Carrie Jacobs Bond
Sung at the second wedding by the St Brendan Boys' Choir (aka Mitchell Choirboys)
Sung also by Jack Oakie with modified lyrics
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Lily is That Girl! Watch and Enjoy!
25 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lily Pons is "That Girl from Paris," a Paris opera singer, who is supposed to be getting married but runs from the altar because she doesn't love her rich socialite fiancé. She runs into Gene Raymond and instantly they create silly friction between them. But this film is zanily haphazard and fast-paced, with two flat tires, them singing while eating horse! and generally teasing each other. Then, she wants to sail on cruise ship to America, but things are never that easy. Due to complications, she has to be a stowaway and naturally tags along with Gene Raymond and his jazz/blues band. This moves very quickly and, if you're not paying attention, you'll wonder what just happened. The police are after her in America, because she entered the states illegally, and half the movie is about them hiding her and the other half is the romantic scenes between Lily and Gene. But band member Jack Oakie also has designs on her. The music is very delightful. I enjoyed the roof scene very much and also the song where they blended her style of singing with their music. Lucille Ball is the girl singer of the band, but of course Lily sees to it that Lucille can't perform, so she can. I had a great time and wish I watched this before now. Discover Lily Pons and "That Girl from Paris" today!

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