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Café Metropole (1937)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  7 May 1937 (USA)
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In Paris, young American Power is in debt to nightclub owner Menjou who forces him to woo heiress Young in hopes of reaping her fortune.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Laura Ridgeway
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Alexis
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Monsieur Victor
Gregory Ratoff ...
Paul
Charles Winninger ...
Joseph Ridgeway
Helen Westley ...
Margaret Ridgeway
Christian Rub ...
Maxl Schinner
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
Monsieur Leon Monnet
Georges Renavent ...
Captain
Leonid Kinskey ...
Artist
Hal K. Dawson ...
Arthur Cleveland Thorndyke
Paul Porcasi ...
Police Official
André Cheron ...
Croupier (as Andre Cheron)
George Beranger ...
Hat Clerk (as Andre Beranger)
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Victor Lobard, the smooth and nimble owner of the Café Metropole in Paris, has only ten days to replace a small fortune he embezzled from the business; he and a clerk face prison if he fails. He thinks he's won the money at a casino then learns he's in possession of a rubber check written by Alexander Brown, a well-mannered but penniless Yank. Lobard cooks up a scheme: to have Brown pretend to be a Russian prince, woo a visiting American, and get her rich father to give Brown the money Lobard needs. Several problems: Brown's not a very good impostor, a real Russian prince presents himself, and the two young people fall in love. Does prison await or do wild strawberries? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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7 May 1937 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Two scenes featuring Bill Robinson (aka "Bojangles Robinson") were cut from the final version of the film: a solo tap dance performance in black tie by the dancing legend and a duet in beachcomber outfits with a female dancer. Both scenes are included in a DVD released by Fox as part of "Tyrone Power, Matinee Idol." See more »

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Monsieur Victor Lobard: That's the trouble with a flawless plan! There's always a flaw in it!
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Vintage Charm
7 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It must be 35 years or so since I saw this film in an "Art House" Theatre. But it still has left one, strong, lingering impression.

There is one scene on the dance floor that took my breath away. Power is wearing a tailcoat and white tie. Young is in a satin floor length gown that clung to even inch of her elegant form. They were dancing like a young god and goddess.

I remember thinking, "At that moment in time, they had to be the two most beautiful people on the face of the earth." I recall nothing else about the film save this moment. But it's quite sufficient.

Sometimes, all it takes is just one scene to leave an impression that makes the memory of a film vivid for decades. In an era when class and style are neither appreciated, celebrated or understood, a film like this is a reminder of these words mean -- or at least meant.


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