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Writers:
Earl Baldwin (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
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)
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)
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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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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Fun fluff, 21 September 2011
Author: richard-1787 (richard@berrong.fr) from United States

This is certainly not as good as the best-known Gold Diggers movies, no doubt for a variety of reasons. While it is a Busby Berkeley movie, there is only one big dance number in it, the finale, a reprise of "I want to go back to Bali" - sung, believe it or not, on a set made up as the streets of Paris, which makes NO sense whatsoever. (The first time that number is sung, in a nightclub in New York City, the women are made up as Balinese, and the set, what there is of it, is supposed to represent Bali.) Most of the songs are instantly forgettable. Still, in an almost childish way, the movie is full of a lot of innocent energy and it never drags. Rudy Vallee sings well, and the character parts - Hugh Herbert and Melville Cooper, playing the same parts they always played - are humorous. I was never bored, which is more than I can say for a lot of movies that pretend to far more than this.

I wouldn't go out of my way to see this, but neither would I suggest avoiding it.

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