Two young men try to wrest their father from the clutches of a gold digger but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer with whom they both fall in love.

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David Brassard Jr.
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Renee LeBlanc
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Pierre Brassard
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May Morris
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Barney Barnaby
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A. Adolphus Heyman
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David Brassard Sr.
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Mlle. Josette
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Mrs. Elaine Dupree
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Joe, Diner Owner
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Belle
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Thomas
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Ed, the Furrier
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Two young men try to wrest their father from the clutches of a gold digger but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer with whom they both fall in love.

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Voila! It's the oo-la-laughingest escapade in the History of Love! Gayer than a Mardi Gras . . . and merry with Gordon and Revel's latest songs !

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In June 1938, this film was shown on a double feature with Gangs of New York (1938). See more »

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May I Drop a Petal in Your Glass of Wine?
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Music by Harry Revel
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Goldigger
24 January 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Josette, the sophisticated singer has attracted the attention of David Brassard senior. His two sons vow to get him away from the clutches of this woman who threatens to waste their father's fortune. In order to do so, they decide to go to the Silver Moon night club seeking to talk to Josette, not realizing the older Brassard has gone after the chanteuse to New York.

Meanwhile, back at the cabaret, Barney Barnaby, its owner, finds himself in a mess trying to replace the headliner without much luck. Never fear, May Morris, a minor performer, suggests he hires the sweet Renee, a choir singer, to impersonate the absent Josette. It's at this moment when the younger Brassards, David and Pierre, decide to have it out with the singer, but in fact neither brother knows about the real identity of the fake Josette.

As it turns out, Pierre, falls heads over heels for Renee. In fact, Renee has a mind of her own and sees the quality in the more grounded brother, David, who in turn falls in love with the sweet young woman, not before having to fight for her with his own brother.

"Josette", directed by Alan Dawn, is a seldom shown movie from the late 1930s that has a lot going for it thanks to the wonderful cast. This was one of the few films in which French star Michelle Simon appeared in American pictures. She was a charismatic presence who holds her own opposite of two great comedians of the time, Don Ameche and Robert Young. The result is a delightful comedy that is worth a look because of the talented cast that was assembled. Also, in minor roles, a wonderful Bert Lahr, the amazing Joan Davis, William Demarest and William Collier, among others.


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