Café Metropole (1937)

Approved  |   |  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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Complete credited cast:
Monsieur Victor
Gregory Ratoff ...
Charles Winninger ...
Joseph Ridgeway
Helen Westley ...
Margaret Ridgeway
Christian Rub ...
Maxl Schinner
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
Monsieur Leon Monnet
Georges Renavent ...
Leonid Kinskey ...
Hal K. Dawson ...
Arthur Cleveland Thorndyke
Paul Porcasi ...
Police Official
André Cheron ...
Croupier (as Andre Cheron)
George Beranger ...
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 <>

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Release Date:

7 May 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cafe Metropole  »

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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 »


Paul: Have you forgotten who I am? Do you realize that Panaieff is the name of the family who for the last 300 years were related to the czars of Russia 25 times? 5 times legitimately! Why I'd rather have my blood changed to borscht.
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This movie is absolutely hilarious!
9 October 2000 | by (Santa Cruz, CA U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Tyrone Power shows his considerable comic flare in his role as a young American in Paris who is blackmailed into posing as a Russian prince to court a wealthy heiress (Loretta Young). The script is extremely witty with fast-paced, sharp dialogue that keeps the viewer in stitches from start to finish. Highly recommended! Unfortunately, this movie is not available on video, but it is played on the Fox Movie Channel from time to time.

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