Aspiring actress Louise Muban attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day and works at a dreary factory assembling gas meters at night. She daydreams and "acts" her way ... See full summary »
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Aspiring actress Louise Muban attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day and works at a dreary factory assembling gas meters at night. She daydreams and "acts" her way through life, and her fellow students at school begin to suspect her stories are just that - fabrications. After Louise begins to weave an actual meeting with a debonair playboy into a fantasy of club dates and romance, her co-student Nana discovers the lie when she too meets the playboy. Nana sets a trap for Louise, and the result is an end to one fantasy and the realization of another. Written by
In Paris, acting student Luise Rainer (as Louise Mauban) works nights in a factory, but keeps it a secret from her dramatic classmates. The other worker women look like smudge-faced drudges, but Ms. Rainer wears glamorous MGM make-up to work. Her smooth features glow when the factory girls are visited by handsome Alan Marshal (as Andre D'Abbencourt). Rainer fantasizes about the man. Pretty full-time students Paulette Goddard (as Nana) and Lana Turner (as Mado) steal the film from the top-billed star...
This was Rainer's MGM swan song, after just winning back-to-back "Best Actress" awards from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Then, she left town. How could this have happened? "Oscar" royally goofed with Rainer's wins, and they wound up hurting a promising career in Hollywood pictures. Watch for an up-and-coming Dick Haymes as a student, listen for bushy-haired young Hans Conried to say "A shapely leg never hurt the box office," and don't miss Rainer's tragic turn as "Joan of Arc".
**** Dramatic School (12/9/38) Robert B. Sinclair ~ Luise Rainer, Paulette Goddard, Alan Marshal, Lana Turner
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