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I Met Him in Paris (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 28 May 1937 (USA)
Kay Denham, romanced in Paris by friends Gene and George, can't figure out why George disapproves of Gene.

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George Potter
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Gene Anders
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Berk Sutter
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Helen Anders
George Davis ...
Snow Cutter Driver
Fritz Feld ...
Swiss Hotel Clerk
Rudolph Anders ...
Romantic Waiter (scenes deleted) (as Rudolph Amendt)
Alexander Cross ...
John Hanley
George Sorel ...
Hotel Clerk
Louis LaBey ...
Bartender
Egon Brecher ...
Emile - Upper Sled Run Tower Control
Hans Joby ...
Lower Sled Run Tower Control
Jacques Vanaire ...
French Restaurant Masher (as Jacques Venaire)
Eugene Borden ...
Headwaiter
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Storyline

Kay Denham is off for a 'fling' in Paris, leaving her staid suitor Berk behind. There, she meets two new suitors, Gene and George. Gene smooth-talks her into a junket to Switzerland, but George (with no illusions about his friend) appoints himself chaperone. Through a series of slapstick winter sports, Kay remains puzzled about George's disapproval of Gene...but there's a reason. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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28 May 1937 (USA)  »

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Conheci-o em Paris  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 4, 1940 with Melvyn Douglas and Robert Young reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When Kay Denham played by Claudette Colbert is stuck in the bobsleigh track the passing "bob" knocks off a chuck of the fake snow off the track. See more »

Quotes

Double-talking waiter: You have the ask to wish for me your pleasure?
Kay Denham: What?
Double-talking waiter: You have the ask to wish for me your pleasure?
Kay Denham: I have the ask to wish for you me pleasure...
Double-talking waiter: Yes! I am the waiter speaking who American. Okey-dokey?
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I Met Him in Paris
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Helen Meinardi
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Leave These Bickering People in Paris!
8 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Claudette Colbert saved and scrimped for a trip to Paris just for her own little self. Even beau Lee Bowman can't talk her out of it. It's not that he's not happy for her or begrudging her well-deserved trip, but he feels anything can happen to her without him there. Though just why he's not going, I don't remember or understand. She goes, meets a waiter who speaks funny English, a French masher, and Robert Young and Melvyn Douglas who rescue her from the masher. But Bob came to her rescue first. The two men are supposedly friends, because they hang out together, but they don't act like it with their constant ribbing and competitiveness over Claudette. For such a good cast, it's hard to describe just how really bad this film is. There's no pace, no laughs, no anything. Just talking, and they're constantly bickering, and Claudette bad-mouths the other guy to the one she's with at the time. This was a total disappointment for all concerned, including director Wesley Ruggles. And, frankly, it's one of the worst old movies I've seen in a long time. Poor Claudette! Who cares who she picked! Stay away from this picture.


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