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Vogues of 1938 (1937)

The blueblooded Van Kletterings are broke; debutante Wendy, slated to remedy this by marrying rich bore Henry Morgan, instead leaves him at the altar and goes to work as a model for ... See full summary »

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay) (as Samuel Spewack)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »
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Cast

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George Curson
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Wendy Van Klettering
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Mary Curson
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Prince Muratov
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Henry Morgan
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W. Brockton
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Sophie Miller
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. George Curtis-Lemke
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Miss Violet Sims (as Dorothy McNulty)
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Betty Mason
George Tapps ...
Tap Dancer (as Georgie Tapp)
Virginia Verrill ...
Singer
Fred Lawrence ...
Singer
Gloria Gilbert ...
Ballet Dancer
The Olympic Trio ...
Roller Skating Duet (as Olympic Trio)
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Storyline

The blueblooded Van Kletterings are broke; debutante Wendy, slated to remedy this by marrying rich bore Henry Morgan, instead leaves him at the altar and goes to work as a model for high-fashion clothing designer George Curson, whom she soon falls for. But he's happily married (at least on his side) and going into debt financing a show to please wife Mary's desire for stardom. Vindictive Morgan, jealous of George, hopes to hasten his ruin. Can the House of Curson be saved? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Passed | See all certifications »
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17 September 1937 (USA)  »

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Vogues  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the models featured in the film were based in New York and flown out to Hollywood for filming. They were among the first to be introduced to Max Factor's new Pan-Cake makeup brand, which they then took back to New York, helping to quickly popularize the new item. See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits appear on pieces of fabric that unroll, and after each credit appears, the fabric displaying it is cut by a fashion model with a giant pair of scissors. See more »

Soundtracks

Siboney
(1929) (uncredited)
English lyrics by Dolly Morse
Music by Ernesto Lecuona
Copyright 1929 by Leo. Feist Inc.
Performed by chorus
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A runaway bride plot is an excuse for lots of fashions and music
9 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joan Bennett runs out on her wedding day and takes up with fashion designer Warner Baxter in "Vogues of 1938" which is a combination of musical numbers and fashion shows with a little plot in between. And it's in Technicolor! Bennett has reddish-blonde hair here and resembles Lucille Ball a little but her voice is similar to her sister Constance. I'm so used to her as a beautiful brunette that the change took some getting used to - it has to be shortly after that she did a screen test for "Gone With the Wind," and by then, she had dark hair. In this story, after she abandons her wedding, she falls for the married Baxter (who designed and made her gown) and becomes a model in his fashion house. Baxter's wife is an ambitious performer who persuades him to back a show she's in - and it nearly breaks him.

There are some great scenes - I have to admit, I thought the roller skaters were spectacular. There was a wonderful scene at the Cotton Club, another at El Morocco, and the entire finale is a fashion show done as a musical. The gowns and suits are gorgeous.

Precious little plot here but plenty of shots of the New York of the '30s, some good music, dancing, gowns - and oh, those roller skaters!


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