MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,262 this week

Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 215 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

Owners and show girls of the bankrupt Club Ballé are mistaken for the Academy Ballet of America and are off to Paris to compete in an International Dance Exposition.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 8 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2071 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 1624 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 505 titles
created 29 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1152 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 143 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)

Gold Diggers in Paris (1938) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gold Diggers in Paris.

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Terry Moore
Rosemary Lane ...
Kay Morrow
...
Maurice Giraud
...
Duke 'Dukie' Dennis
Gloria Dickson ...
Mona Verdivere
Melville Cooper ...
Pierre aka Fernand LeBrec
Mabel Todd ...
Leticia
Fritz Feld ...
Luis Leoni
Curt Bois ...
Padrinsky
Edward Brophy ...
Mike Coogan (as Ed Brophy)
Victor Kilian ...
Gendarme
Georges Renavent ...
Gendarme (as George Renevant)
Armand Kaliz ...
Stage Manager
Maurice Cass ...
Mr. Vail
...
Doorman (as Eddie Anderson)
Edit

Storyline

When the representative of the Paris International Dance Exposition arrives in New York to invite the Academy Ballet of America to compete for monetary prizes, the taxi driver mistakenly brings him to the Club Ballé, a nightclub on the brink of declaring bankruptcy. The owners, Terry Moore and Duke Dennis, jump at the chance to go, despite being aware of the mistake. They hire ballet teacher, Luis Leoni, and his only pupil, Kay Morrow, to join the group, hoping to teach their two dozen show girls ballet en route to Paris by ship. Also going along and rooming with Kay is Mona, Terry's ex-wife, who wants to keep an eye on her alimony checks. Naturally, Kay and Terry fall in love. After the ship is underway, Padrinsky, the head of the real ballet academy, reads about the departure and also heads to Paris, bringing with him his ballet loving gangster patron, Mike Coogan, with orders to eliminate the pair of imposters. Things look bleak for Terry as Kay becomes angry and severs her ... Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcan.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The musical hit...with a story that rates raves and applause! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

11 June 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Golddiggers in Paris  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cast member Ethelreda Leopold was selected to appear at the Paris premiere of this film. Leopold was accompanied by her mother Gertrude. See more »

Connections

Follows Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

The Latin Quarter
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Rudy Vallee, Rosemary Lane, Allen Jenkins and Mabel Todd
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Golden Road Ends
15 November 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The end of a musical era was marked with Gold Diggers In Paris. Shortly after this film, Busby Berkeley took his considerable choreographing talents over to MGM and no more films with Gold Diggers in the title would be coming from the Brothers Warner.

Before this film was made Dick Powell who was looking to say farewell to musicals altogether said he would not do another film with Gold Diggers in the title. So Rudy Vallee made yet another attempt to have the movie-going public accept him as a musical leading man.

The film's a good one, but it didn't work for Vallee once again. He would only gain acceptance as film star when Preston Sturges correctly utilized his acerbic personality in character roles.

Harry Warren and Al Dubin once again wrote some nice songs for Gold Diggers and Busby Berkeley weaved his usual choreographic fantasy. His numbers are the main attraction for Gold Diggers In Paris, especially the last song The Latin Quarter.

The plot was later reworked some in the later Doris Day film April In Paris where Doris as showgirl gets a visa by mistake to go to Paris as as a visiting artist. Here it's bumbling Hugh Herbert's mistake who instead of going to a ballet company goes to the Club Balle which is losing money and is the white elephant on owner Rudy Vallee's hands. This offer of an all expense paid trip to Paris is a lifesaver for Vallee and his troupe and if they have to learn ballet, they'll hire Fritz Feld as ballet master and so be it.

Vallee's love interest is Rosemary Lane of the Lane sisters and he also has Gloria Dickson an ex-wife whom he owes a lot of back alimony to. She's hanging around to protect her interest and then actually proves to be the smartest one in the cast. She gives the most memorable performance as well.

Gold Diggers In Paris is great musical entertainment with good songs and routines in delivering them, courtesy of a premier dance master, Busby Berkeley.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Three questions gab-28
TV NewRoc
Discuss Gold Diggers in Paris (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?