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Artists and Models Abroad (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 20 December 1938 (USA)
Buck Boswell and his all-girl troupe are stranded in Paris, but Buck manages to con the manager of the 'Hotel de Navarre' in furnishing accommodations for his group, but the proprietor's ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Isabel Channing
James Harper
The Yacht Club Boys ...
The Yacht Club Boys
Phyllis Kennedy ...
G.P. Huntley ...
Eliot Winthrop (as George P. Huntley)
Madame Brissard
André Cheron ...
Jules Raucourt ...
Georges Renavent ...
Prefect of Police


Buck Boswell and his all-girl troupe are stranded in Paris, but Buck manages to con the manager of the 'Hotel de Navarre' in furnishing accommodations for his group, but the proprietor's wife locks them out. In his search for funds, Buck meets Patricia Harper, the fourth-richest girl in the world, but he isn't aware of that and thinks she is penniless. Patricia joins his troupe as a lark, and her father, James Harper, also pretends he is broke. Through some chicanery, Buck gets jobs for the girls as models at the Palace of Feminine Arts at the Paris International Exposition. James Harper borrows the priceless Napoleaon necklace to have a copy made for his daughter, but Buck thinks he stole it. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

20 December 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cómicos en París  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929-49, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »


Follows Artists & Models (1937) See more »


What Have You Got That Gets Me
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by The Yacht Club Boys, Joyce Compton, Joan Bennett and Jack Benny
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Delightful light comedy
22 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is a nice bit of froth, cheery and funny in light of its depression time frame. As we know, that seemed to be the main objective of the studios of that simpler time. The major star was Jack Benny, on hiatus from his radio show: the most popular radio show of the day. But, he interacts with the fine supporting cast as though it's an ensemble; just as he always did on his radio and television shows to come. The songs are good, the plot is charming, the comedy is deft and sparkling, and there are bonuses of French fashion designs, by real French designers of the day. Makes a nice historical lesson, as it were. If you like that sort of thing, that is.

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