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Director:
Writers:
Bruce Manning (original story and screenplay) &
Felix Jackson (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 July 1938 (USA) See more »
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Danielle Gets Her Man See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Danielle Darrieux ... Nicole de Cortillion

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Jim Trevor

Mischa Auer ... Mike the Head Waiter

Louis Hayward ... Bill Duncan
Helen Broderick ... Gloria Patterson
Charles Coleman ... Rigley
Samuel S. Hinds ... Mr. William Duncan Sr.

Nella Walker ... Mrs. Duncan

Harry Davenport ... Pop the Caretaker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edwin August ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Edward Biby ... Relative at Wedding (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Mr. Wright, Manager (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey ... Opera House Usher (uncredited)
James Carlisle ... Man at Dock (uncredited)
Carl Deloro ... Chef at Wedding (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Waiter (uncredited)
Mary Forbes ... Woman in Opera Box (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Jennifer Gray ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Paul Gustine ... Guest at Wedding (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Henry Hebert ... Cousin George Morgan - Relative at Wedding (uncredited)
Howard C. Hickman ... Man in Opera Box (uncredited)
Arthur Hoyt ... Assistant Manager (uncredited)
Hugh Huntley ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Alfred P. James ... Old Man (uncredited)
Sydney Jarvis ... Mr. Smythe - Canadian Club Patron (uncredited)
Jack W. Johnston ... Relative at Wedding (uncredited)
Emmett King ... Captain McMasters - Relative at Wedding (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Department Head (uncredited)
W.E. Lawrence ... Steward / Doorman (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Phil MacKenzie ... Department Head (uncredited)

Edwin Maxwell ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ... Department Head (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Canadian Club Patron (uncredited)
Corbet Morris ... Secretary (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Cousin Theresa's Husband at Wedding (uncredited)
Leonard Mudie ... Uncle Eric (uncredited)
David Oliver ... Department Head (uncredited)
Lionel Pape ... Uncle Josephus (uncredited)
Tempe Pigott ... Landlady (uncredited)
Jason Robards Sr. ... Department Head (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Frances Robinson ... Outside Secretary (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Elevator Operator / Nightclub Dance Extra (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ... Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Beryl Wallace ... Model (uncredited)
Larry Wheat ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Cousin Theresa - Relative at Wedding (uncredited)
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Directed by
Henry Koster 
 
Writing credits
Bruce Manning (original story and screenplay) &
Felix Jackson (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Buddy G. DeSylva .... producer (as B.G. DeSylva)
Henry Koster .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Charles Henderson (uncredited)
Charles Previn (uncredited)
Frank Skinner (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph A. Valentine (director of photography) (as Joseph Valentine)
 
Film Editing by
Bernard W. Burton  (as Bernard Burton)
 
Art Direction by
Jack Otterson 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman  (as R.A. Gausman)
 
Costume Design by
Vera West (gowns)
 
Production Management
Charles R. Rogers .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Shaw .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard H. Riedel .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound
William Hedgcock .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Charles Previn .... musical director
Hans J. Salter .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
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78 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #4204)

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Danielle Gets Her Man, 6 April 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

French film star Danielle Darrieux made her American debut in The Rage in Paris. She plays a fortune seeking gal who's set her cap for Louis Hayward, but has Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. running interference for his good friend.

She got good notices for The Rage in Paris and deservedly so. She made the decision however to go back to her own country and got to spend four years with some uninvited guests. Who knows what direction her career would have taken had she stayed here.

Anyway, Danielle is pretty but broke, desperate for a job she grabs a ticket from an employment office for what she thinks is a modeling job and gets to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.'s office and proceeds to take her clothes off. She beats a hasty retreat however when she realizes the big boo-boo she made with Fairbanks, somewhat amused.

Later on gal pal Helen Broderick and her friend head waiter Mischa Auer set her up with a suite at a really swanky hotel to trap millionaire Louis Hayward. It works, but he's a friend of Fairbanks as well.

I think you can see the complications and if you're a fan of Thirties screwball comedy you know how this one will turn out.

Darrieux is fresh and appealing and who would't want to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Louis Hayward chasing you albeit for different reasons. Broderick carries on with the gal pal's best friend part that later on Eve Arden would perfect.

The film itself was photographed though in that sometimes annoying sepia tint process. Sometimes that serves in good stead, the best example is Errol Flynn's The Sea Hawk when Flynn and his pirate crew are in the Panamanian jungle. In The Rage of Paris it starts out in sepia than switches to regular black and white and then back to sepia for no discernible reason.

Still though I think that even today's viewers will find the elegant world that Fairbanks and Hayward move in still quite appealing.

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