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Paradise for Three (1938)

Passed | | Romance, Comedy | 4 June 1938 (USA)
A wealthy business man, out of touch with real folks, decides to mingle and see what it is really all about.

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Fritz Hagedorn
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Rudolph Tobler
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Mrs. Irene Mallebre
Florence Rice ...
Hilde Tobler
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Mrs. Kunkel
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Johann Kesselhut
Herman Bing ...
Mr. Polter
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Sepp
Sig Ruman ...
Mr. Bold (as Sig Rumann)
Walter Kingsford ...
William Reichenbach
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A wealthy business man, out of touch with real folks, decides to mingle and see what it is really all about.

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Romance | Comedy

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4 June 1938 (USA)  »

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O Hotel das Surpresas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

The past due bill hotel bill presented to Irene would be the equivalent of about $8,000 in 2015.

The bill of 124 Austrian shillings presented to Tobler for the six cigars and a bottle of brandy would equate to nearly $400 in 2015.

The salary of 100,000 Austrian shillings Hagedorn is to be paid as Tobler's advertising general manager would equate to nearly $320,000 in 2015. See more »

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Version of Three Men in the Snow (1974) See more »

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Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Jazzy version played at the hotel costume party
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Good movie, dated, but wonderful. Really worth seeing.
7 November 2004 | by (Lookout Mountain, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I read the original novel "Drei MŠnner I'm Schnee" many years ago when I was an undergrad at my university and thought at the time it would make a fun movie. To my great delight I watched "Paradise for Three" not knowing it was adapted from that book and was more than pleased when I recognized the story. Frank Morgan was always one of my favorite actors, Robt Young was at his youthful and handsome best and Ms Rice was, as could only be expected, exceptionally beautiful as Tobler's daughter. The manager and butler at the hotel were classic and hilarious -- a more appropriate cast would have been difficult to assemble.

I doubt if today's youth would appreciate such a movie, but those of us who like the old ones definitely would. What a shame to realize that the setting was Vienna in 1938, a city destined to be overrun by Hitler's hordes and its society shattered within 2 years.


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