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Vogues of 1938 (1937)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  17 September 1937 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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George Curson
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Wendy Van Klettering
Helen Vinson ...
Mary Curson
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Prince Muratov
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Henry Morgan
Jerome Cowan ...
W. Brockton
Alma Kruger ...
Sophie Miller
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. George Curtis-Lemke
Penny Singleton ...
Miss Violet Sims (as Dorothy McNulty)
Polly Rowles ...
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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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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

Walter Wanger wanted to make a Vogues movie since 1934 (he signed Frances Langford for it in December 1934), but waited till the Technicolor process reached a higher state of development. Langford was listed as member of the cast till 1937 and it is unknown if there were any scenes with her shot, but she does not appear in the final version. See more »

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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

Fall Fashion Show
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Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by chorus
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Lavishly costumed Technicolor treat.
11 November 1999 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is certainly way above average for the genre of light romantic comedy. Joan Bennett is ravishing and highly talented in the lead although Warner Baxter looks tired and a bit old for his role. Mischa Auer is predictably wonderfully funny. The plot is slight but the Technicolor is sumptuous - get a load of the shades of blue on Mischa Auer's doorman uniform. And the costumes - hundreds and hundreds of them (this is after all a fashion show). An extraordinary Costume Design achievement that should have won an Oscar but for the fact that the category didn't exist back then. A total treat for the eyes and a pleasant comedy to boot. Highly recommended.


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