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Fools for Scandal (1938)

 -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  16 April 1938 (USA)
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Rene is broke and Kay is a rich actress visiting Paris. They meet, share a cab and dinner. He is smitten by her, but she leaves for London and he follows. At her house, when he cooks the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Kay Winters
Fernand Gravey ...
Rene (as Fernand Gravet)
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Phillip Chester
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Dewey Gibson
Isabel Jeans ...
Lady Paula Malverton
Marie Wilson ...
Myrtle
Marcia Ralston ...
Jill
Ottola Nesmith ...
Agnes (as Tola Nesmith)
Heather Thatcher ...
Lady Potter-Porter
Jacques Lory ...
Papa Joli-Coeur
Tempe Pigott ...
Bessie (as Tempe Piggott)
Michelette Burani ...
Mme. Brioche
Jeni Le Gon ...
Specialty (as Jeni LeGon)
Les Hite and His Orchestra
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Rene is broke and Kay is a rich actress visiting Paris. They meet, share a cab and dinner. He is smitten by her, but she leaves for London and he follows. At her house, when he cooks the dessert, the chef quits and he takes the job, unbeknownst to Kay. By the next day, the scandal is all over London about him living in her house and that upsets Philip, who wants Kay for his wife. Kay tells Rene to leave, but Rene plans to get rid of Philip. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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16 April 1938 (USA)  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Of the songs written for this film by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, only one would be sung on screen, "There's a Boy in Harlem," vocalized by Jeni Le Gon and The Three Brown Sisters, accompanied by Les Hite and His Orchestra. "Food for Scandal" (the working title of this feature) served as rhyming patter between Carole Lombard and Fernand Gravey (plus some whistling done by Mr. Gravey alone). Heard in the picture as background music, "How Can You Forget?" was revived in 1958, complete with a Benny Goodman arrangement, for a Broadway play, "The World of Suzie Wong." Three tunes submitted by Rodgers and Hart for the feature were discarded: "Let's Sing About Nothing," "Love Knows Best" and "Once I Was Young." According to Richard Rodgers in "Musical Stages: An Autobiography," published in 1975, the songwriters became aware of the fate of their score when they went to see the picture. See more »

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The opening credits say "Music and Lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart" even though Rodgers wrote only the music and Hart only the lyrics. See more »

Soundtracks

There's a Boy in Harlem
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Played during the opening credits
Played by Les Hite and His Orchestra at Le Petit Harlem and sung by Jeni Le Gon and The Three Brown Girls
Reprised by piano and orchestra at the costume party
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yikes, stay away
1 April 2008 | by (United States,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Ugh I've been trying to watch screwball comedies from the 30's and 40's and thoroughly enjoying most of them. In reading about them Carole Lombard's name often comes up as the "Queen" of screwball comedies, so when I saw this movie was on I decided to sit back and enjoy seeing the "Queen" at work. While Lombard was funny the movie itself just wasn't, in fact I barely got through it all. As in all movies and especially screwball comedies suspension of disbelief is definitely needed to enjoy the ride but in this case I just couldn't. Ralph Bellamy plays his usual guy who gets dumped for the more fun handsome or charming leading man, in this case played by Fernand Gravey, but for once I can't see why Lombard or anyone would take Gravey over Bellamy. His penniless chef or marquis or whatever he was supposed to be was just plain annoying, I'm assuming this was meant to come off as charming(Lombard's character at least thought so, I think, even that wasn't very convincing) but it wasn't at all.

If I'm to believe Lombard's character is this easily pestered into a relationship then I have to wonder why Bellamy's annoying character hasn't already pestered her into marriage. And her chasing Gravey down the street begging him to take her back after he reveals he has some title was just plain ridiculous(though I guess they had to make something up to set up the final scene). For my first Lombard movie I must say I'm pretty disappointed and really hope this isn't her best work. Hopefully a better leading man or director or script will help.


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