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The Rage of Paris (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 1 July 1938 (USA)
Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ... See full summary »

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Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ritzy New York City hotel, the trio plot to have Gloria catch the eye of Bill Duncan, a handsome millionaire staying at the hotel. The plan works and the two quickly become engaged. Nicole's plan may be thwarted by Bill's friend, Jim Trevor, who's met Nicole before and sees through her plot. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Gloria Patterson: [to Nicole] I married a hoofer. All he had was a time step and a 'shuttle off to Buffalo.' Later in life he became ambitious... and got 20 years.
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Classic but dated comedy with an exceptional French actress
17 May 2006 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

An enticing French girl (Danielle Darrieux) named Nicole has no employ and without rent . Then , she's helped by an ex-actress (Broderick) and a maitre of New York City Hotel (Mischa Auer). They are planning a plot for snare a rich hubby and catch the eyes on Bill (Louis Hayward ). The scheme works and the engagement is quickly publicized in the newspapers . But a Bill's friend (Douglas Fairbanks J.R) knows the true intentions and the plans may be thwarted .

The movie is a well acted and fast-paced screwball comedy with several giggles , joyful , tongue-in-cheek and very entertaining . Besides , the sympathetic relationship between lovely Darrieux and gallant Fairbanks into the countryside house is similar to developed between Claudette Colbert and Clark Cable in ¨It happened one night¨ (Frank Capra) . Danielle Darrieux as the French young girl is top-notch , she's a fascinating comedian . Her playing as an attractive and enjoyable French young girl demonstrates experience as future first star , as happened in her unforgettable role as countess in ¨ Five fingers¨(Joseph L. Mankiewicz) . She nowadays follows acting even at ninety years old . The two partners -Douglas Fairbanks and Louis Hayward- are ordinary heroes of adventure cinema, here turned into a sympathetic comedian actors and both are awesome . The veteran Mischa Auer , as always , plays the relief comic role as a likable head-waiter. Furthermore , Mary Martin's film debut . The picture was well directed by Henry Koster . The movie will appeal to classic comedy moviegoers. Rating : Better than average and amusing .


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