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Café Metropole (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 May 1937 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
Monsieur Victor
Joseph Ridgeway
Margaret Ridgeway
Maxl Schinner
Monsieur Leon Monnet
Georges Renavent ...
Hal K. Dawson ...
Arthur Cleveland Thorndyke
Police Official
André Cheron ...
Croupier (as Andre Cheron)
Hat Clerk (as Andre Beranger)


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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Release Date:

7 May 1937 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Among the photos in Monsieur Victor Lobard's office are Warner Baxter, Shirley Temple, Will Rogers, Alice Faye, Rochelle Hudson, Thomas Beck, all Fox players, plus Gloria Swanson, Jack Dempsey, and Charles Chaplin. See more »


Alexis: Love not only comes, it goes. Comes and goes. Comes...
Laura Ridgeway: Yes, I know... like your accent.
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28 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One can see why the studio couldn't help pairing Tyrone Power and Loretta Young - very attractively matched. They were quite taken with their new acquisition of Mr. Power, their answer to Clark Gable, et al, and gave him preferential handling over some of their proved ones, like Ms. Young, who had been a faithful producer for them for some time prior to this. Not only did Mr. Power quickly out-bill her, he also out-earned her, naturally something of an angst to her. He was rather spectacular looking as a young man, but to my mind, did not age as well as some of his counterparts. This is a delightful tale with a lot of fun from several quarters. Helen Westley was my all-around favorite, being, to me, an absolutely diverting woman always in whatever way. Coupled with papa, their segments were among my favorites. Adophe Menjou was faithfully fulfilling with his impish charm here. Very fun film.

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