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11 June 1938 (USA) See more »
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SONGS YOUR MOTHER NEVER TAUGHT YOU! FOUR - and all sure-fire! - I Wanna Go Back to Bali - A Stranger in Paree - The Latin Quarter - Day Dreaming (All Night Long) BY HARRY WARREN and AL DUBIN. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Rudy Vallee ... Terry Moore

Rosemary Lane ... Kay Morrow

Hugh Herbert ... Maurice Giraud

Allen Jenkins ... 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

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Doorman (as Eddie Anderson)
Rosella Towne ... Golddigger
Janet Shaw ... Golddigger

Carole Landis ... Golddigger

Peggy Moran ... Golddigger
Diana Lewis ... Golddigger

Lois Lindsay ... Golddigger
Poppy Wilde ... Golddigger
The Schnickelfritz Band ... Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jack Mower ... Waiter (scenes deleted)
Spec O'Donnell ... First Newsboy (scenes deleted)

Murray Alper ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Sam Ash ... French Clerk (uncredited)

Monica Bannister ... Gold Digger (uncredited)
Helen Blizard ... Gold Digger (uncredited)
Mickey Carroll ... Actor (uncredited)
André Cheron ... Government Man (uncredited)
Pedro de Cordoba ... Mons. Cambret (uncredited)
Georges De Gombert ... Mons. Callons (uncredited)
Charles De Ravenne ... Call Boy (uncredited)
Carlos De Valdez ... Second Government Man (uncredited)
Suzanne Dulier ... LeBrec's Secretary (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Musician (uncredited)

Ruth Eddings ... Girl on Ship (uncredited)
Freddie Fisher ... Freddie Fisher (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... French Dignitary (uncredited)
John Harron ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)
Al Herman ... Club Ballé Waiter (uncredited)
Amo Ingraham ... Gold Digger (uncredited)
Claire James ... Gold Digger (uncredited)

Charles Judels ... Barman (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Blonde Golddigger (uncredited)
Melba Marshall ... Dancer (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Mons. Galledet (uncredited)

Eric Mayne ... Theatregoer (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ... Newsboy (uncredited)

Paul Panzer ... Second Gendarme (uncredited)
Jean Perry ... Third Gendarme (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Detective (uncredited)
Joseph Romantini ... Mons. Rambeau (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Jimmy - Club Ballé Waiter (uncredited)
Gwen Seager ... Gold Digger (uncredited)
Evelyn Thawl ... Dancer (uncredited)
Elinor Troy ... Gold digger (uncredited)

Victoria Vinton ... Girl on Ship (uncredited)
Leo White ... Padrinsky's Pianist (uncredited)

Directed by
Ray Enright 
 
Writing credits
Earl Baldwin (screenplay) &
Warren Duff (screenplay)

Jerry Wald (story) &
Richard Macaulay (story) &
Maurice Leo (story)

Jerry Horwin (from an idea by) &
James Seymour (from an idea by)

Felix Ferry  contributing writer (uncredited)
Sig Herzig  contributing writer (uncredited)
Peter Milne  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Samuel Bischoff .... producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ray Heindorf (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
George Barnes (musical numbers)
Sol Polito 
 
Film Editing by
George Amy 
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas  (as Robert Haas)
 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesse Hibbs .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound (as David Forrest)
C.A. Riggs .... sound
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Ray Heindorf .... orchestral arrangements
 
Other crew
Busby Berkeley .... dance numbers created and directed by
Gene Lewis .... dialogue director
 
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Some songs were written for the movie by Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer and Al Dubin but not used: "My Adventure", "Let's Drink to a Dream", "Waltz of the Flowers" and "Is It Possible You're Possessable"See more »
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Duke 'Dukie' Dennis:Oh, a lady!
Mona Verdivere:Well, what'd you expect, a harem?
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Golden Road Ends, 15 November 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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.

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