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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Rene Vilardell (as Fernand Gravet)
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Phillip Chester
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Dewey Gilson
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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 ...
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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16 April 1938 (USA)  »

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Escândalos de Amor  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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After completing this film, producer-director Mervyn LeRoy moved from Warner Bros. to MGM. He would return to Warners to take over directing Mister Roberts (1955) from John Ford. The last credited association between Warners and Mr. LeRoy would be for his producing and directing Mary, Mary (1963). See more »

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Lady Paula Malverton: Rene understands the two fundamental things in a woman's life: love and good food.
Kay Winters: Which does he collect on? His eyes or his omelettes?
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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 »

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Fools for Scandal
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Played during the opening credits
Whistled by Fernand Gravey
Rhymed dialogue between Fernand Gravey and Carole Lombard
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7 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Carole Lombard and Ferdinand Gravet are "Fools for Scandal" in this 1938 comedy from Warner Brothers, also starring Ralph Bellamy and Allen Jenkins. Lombard plays an incognito Hollywood star in Paris who meets Gravet, who falls for her. He's totally broke, and the best parts of the film are the trips to the pawn shop to free his tux, etc., which means his buddy (Jenkins) has to wear a sandwich board around town to advertise the shop. There's also a masquerade party where everyone goes as their favorite animal.

This is a very slight comedy, with Bellamy in the familiar role of Lombard's eager fiancée. Lombard's acting is quite frantic and high pitch, but she's lovely. Such a sad and early end to her life, I always feel sad when I see her.

Good performances, but unless you're a Lombard fanatic, you can skip this one.


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