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Writers:
Earl Baldwin (screenplay) &
Warren Duff (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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Ridiculous but enjoyable. 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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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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Sucker Punch (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Latin QuarterSee more »

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Ridiculous but enjoyable., 8 January 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Rudy Vallee is the leader of an orchestra and night club dance act that is struggling to stay in business. To make it worse, his ex-wife is trying to have him put in jail for failing to pay alimony. So, when an idiot (Hugh Herbert) accidentally invites him and his troop to a dance contest in Paris, Vallee jumps at the opportunity to attend. After all, they'll get paid just for attending--even if none of them know the ballet. So, he grabs a lady who does know ballet (Rosemary Lane) and they head to France. But, what they don't know is that the real ballet leader and his insane friend (Eddie Brophy) are actively in pursuit--as they want to punish them for taking their jobs. It's all clearly a silly case of mistaken identities--a very inconsequential but enjoyable plot. And, fortunately, two usually obnoxious actors (Hugh Herbert and Mabel Todd) are used sparingly throughout the film! As for the dancing, this was a bit of a surprise to me. Although Busby Berkeley is listed as the director of the musical numbers, there really isn't much dancing until the end of the film. It's more a musical--with quite a few nice numbers sung mostly by Vallee and a few odd but enjoyable novelty tunes. The songs are not great but are uniformly nice. As for the musical extravaganza at the end, it's pretty weird--even by Berkeley standards. You just have to see it to believe it...and then you might not! By wife's response to this number...'Good Lord!'.

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