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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 »



(original screenplay), (original screenplay) (as Samuel Spewack)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Curson
Wendy Van Klettering
Mary Curson
Prince Muratov
Henry Morgan
W. Brockton
Sophie Miller
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. George Curtis-Lemke
Miss Violet Sims (as Dorothy McNulty)
Betty Mason
George Tapps ...
Tap Dancer (as Georgie Tapp)
Virginia Verrill ...
Fred Lawrence ...
Gloria Gilbert ...
Ballet Dancer
The Olympic Trio ...
Roller Skating Duet (as Olympic Trio)


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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Release Date:

17 September 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vogues  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was one of two dozen Walter Wanger films re-released theatrically in the 1940s by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for USA television syndication in 1950. Retitled "Vogues" it was first telecast in New York City (in B&W) on WCBS Saturday 13 May 1950. 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 »


Turn On That Red Hot Heat (Burn Your Blues Away)
(1937) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Louis Alter
Copyright 1937 by Leo Feist, Inc.
Performed by the Cotton Club Singers
Played on piano and sung by Maurice Rocco
Danced by Four Hot Shots (as The Four Hot Shots)
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Thank goodness there was no sequel!
27 January 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Vogues of 1938" was obviously an expensive and prestigious film and it must have cost the studio a fortune. After all, very, very films were filmed in color back in 1937. Plus, the movie is filled with pretty models, designer gowns and opulence. And, incidentally, it's STILL a terrible film. Why? Because the story is very thin and one fashion show after another gets incredibly boring. So, no matter how good the acting is of Warner Baxter and Joan Bennett, they aren't given much with which to work. And the story just never in the least gets interesting...never.

So is there anything good about the film? Not a lot. I did enjoy the production number early in the film with the black band--in particular the pianist who was playing a nifty jazz piece. Other than that, a complete waste of time and a film that is all style and absolutely no substance.

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