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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
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Swiss Hotel Clerk
Rudolph Anders ...
Romantic Waiter (scenes deleted) (as Rudolph Amendt)
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John Hanley
George Sorel ...
Hotel Clerk
Louis LaBey ...
Bartender
Egon Brecher ...
Emile - Upper Sled Run Tower Control
Hans Joby ...
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Jacques Vanaire ...
French Restaurant Masher (as Jacques Venaire)
Eugene Borden ...
Headwaiter
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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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"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 »

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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

Gene Anders: Do you mind if I tell you again that I love you?
Kay Denham: Go right ahead.
Gene Anders: Will you believe it?
Kay Denham: No. But I like it.
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I Met Him in Paris
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Helen Meinardi
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And I Nailed Him In Switzerland
28 August 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Paramount imported two of MGM's second line leading men to appear opposite Claudette Colbert in I Met Him In Paris. This film finds Claudette as a buyer for a New York department store on a holiday in France trying to decide whether she wants to marry staid and established Lee Bowman.

But of course the last place you want to go to make decisions like that is Paris because too many temptations will find you. In this case two too many temptations in the form of cynical Melvyn Douglas and romantic Robert Young.

Young decides to invite Colbert on a skiing holiday in Switzerland and Douglas decides to invite himself along. The best scenes in the film involve all three of our protagonists learning winter sports. In fact the scene involving Claudette Colbert falling off a toboggan and being in harm's way of another racing toboggan is a great example of a really dangerous situation being played for laughs and quite successfully.

I Met Him In Paris which has the bulk of its scenes in Hollywood recreated Switzerland is a great example of a nice comedy which really could have been better if an Ernest Lubitsch or a Leo McCarey had done it. Mona Barrie has a small, but very important part that occurs toward the end of the film which I cannot say more about lest I spoil things.

Definitely fans of Claudette Colbert will appreciate this film which holds up very well after over 70 years.


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