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Director:
Writers:
Earl Baldwin (screenplay) &
Warren Duff (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
11 June 1938 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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 »
User Reviews:
Passably entertaining if lacking See more (8 total) »

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)
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)
Charles Judels ... Barman (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Blonde Golddigger (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)
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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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97 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ted Healy was signed to be in Gold Diggers in Paris shortly before his death.See more »
Soundtrack:
Daydreaming (All Night Long)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Passably entertaining if lacking, 19 September 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Nowhere near as good in comparison to the Gold Diggers of 1933, 1935 and 1937, but on its own it's an okay film. Sure it has a thin plot that doesn't really make sense, Mabel Todd is irritating and her scenes are just weird and Hugh Herbert is not much better. Rudy Vallee's performance is nothing mind-blowing but he has a nice voice and is a likable lead at least, Rosemary Lane is an alluring partner as well as sassy and heartfelt. In support, Melville Cooper has fun with his role and makes the most with what he has, while you will get much pleasure from Edward Brophy's body language alone. The production values are nice and seem to be done with care with some clean photography to go with it, if not as glitzy as the earlier Gold Diggers films and lower in budget perhaps. The music is not the kind you'll remember for an eternity, but the film is well-scored and the songs make for very pleasant listening. I Wanna Go Back to Bali comes off best. What there is of Busby Berkeley's choreography is good clean fun, that for I Wanna Go Back to Bali is spectacular, while the script is witty and smart with a touch of heart and warmth as well. All in all, lacking but passably entertaining and does its job reasonably well. The earlier Gold Diggers films are better though and showcase Berkeley's talents much more effectively. 6/10 Bethany Cox

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