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Dramatic School (1938)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  9 December 1938 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Louise
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Alan Marshal ...
Andre D'Abbencourt
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John Hubbard ...
Fleury (as Anthony Allan)
Henry Stephenson ...
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Madame Charlot
Melville Cooper ...
Boulin
Erik Rhodes ...
Georges Mounier
Virginia Grey ...
Simone
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Ramy
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Jean Chatburn ...
Mimi
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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 Ron Kerrigan

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9 December 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coups de théâtre  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Hans Conried's film debut. See more »


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Lost
(1936) (uncredited)
Written by Johnny Mercer, Phil Ohman and Macy Teetor
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"glory for one, oblivion for the other"
8 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unlike other posters, I found this film delightful and entertaining. But what was most fun was seeing all these stars as incredibly young people: Lana Turner, Paulette Goddard, Virginia Grey, Hans Conried. Luise Rainer was at her luminescent best with her big, soulful eyes, gorgeous bone structure, and beautiful speaking voice.

The story takes place in France, with those dissolves that translate French into English right away. It concerns a young dramatic school student whose fantasies become real due to a series of happy accidents. The end is particularly delightful.

I don't understand the backlash against Luise Rainer. She was a beautiful, principled actress who was discovered by Max Reinhardt, escaped Hitler, and came afoul of another dictator, Louis B. Mayer, who would not give her roles befitting the status of an actress who had won two Oscars. After an unhappy marriage to Clifford Odets, she found happiness in a marriage and left the U.S. She's still alive and works occasionally. You can't say that about many people born in 1910 or anyone in this film, including Ann Rutherford, who is still with us.


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