MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 86,613 this week

Cafe Society (1939)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  3 March 1939 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 29 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 7 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


Related News

Blu-ray, DVD Release: The 39 Steps
| Disc Dish

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 79 titles
created 17 Aug 2011
 
a list of 251 titles
created 22 Nov 2011
 

Related Items

Search for "Cafe Society" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cafe Society (1939)

Cafe Society (1939) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cafe Society.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An egotistical boxer romances a rich backer's daughter.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, Charles Ruggles
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Clay Douglas an American, comes to England, to find out the truth behind his brothers death during a commando operation in occupied France. After tracking down the surviving members of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Ray Milland, Patricia Roc, Marius Goring
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Rosalind Russell, James Stewart, Charles Ruggles
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll, Patricia Morison
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, Louise Campbell
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A girl, Carol whom the audience is quickly informed "has been around," and her father arrive to take over the business management of an island in the Bahamas owned by Adrian Ainsworth, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Sterling Hayden, Flora Robson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In this screwball comedy a WW2 US pilot bombs a Japanese aircraft carrier, is assumed to be dead, and then is misquoted in the press as fondly remembering his days back home walking his dog... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Gil Lamb
Safari (1940)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Millionaire Baron de Courland and his fiancée Linda Stewart employ Jim Logan as a guide for their hunting trip in the jungle. Linda finds unplanned adventure in her sudden love for Jim, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Madeleine Carroll, Tullio Carminati
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Band tries to get an audition for a job at a prestigious nightclub.

Director: Alfred Santell
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Harriet Hilliard, Ben Blue
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A stenographer becomes a famed entertainer, courted by an English nobleman and an informal American reporter.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A penniless socialite is hired by two young men as a front in their plan to start a magazine. Soon, however, they find themselves more interested in her than in their publishing venture.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Robert Young
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: Gladys Swarthout, Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Christopher West
...
Crick O'Bannon
Shirley Ross ...
Bells Browne
Jessie Ralph ...
Mrs. De Witt
Claude Gillingwater ...
Old Christopher West
Allyn Joslyn ...
Sonny De Witt
Paul Hurst ...
Bartender
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

ship | heiress | reporter | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 March 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Femme du monde  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. See more »

Soundtracks

The Park Avenue Gimp
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Slight Comedy/Drama
22 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a slight comedy/drama of the Carroll/MacMurray teaming--below is spoilers from TCM---this is available to view online--where I viewed it in its entirety.

To win a bet, Christopher West, the daughter of wealth and a member of the cafe society, marries reporter Crick O'Bannon. Crick believes that his marriage is a union of love until he overhears his wife tell one of her friends about the bet. To get even with Chris, Crick writes a story about his wife's betrayal, prompting Chris' grandfather, Christopher West, Sr., to apologize for her granddaughter's cavalier attitude. To avoid gossip, Mr. West requests that the couple live togehter until a divorce can be quietly arranged, but Crick dislikes his wife's society friends and decides to live apart from her. Despite her constant bickering with Crick, Chris discovers that she is jealous of Crick's friend, nightclub singer Bells Browne. Resigned to losing Crick to Bells, Chris decides to sail for Europe but her grandfather alerts Crick, who meets Chris onboard her ship and tries to explain to her that Bells is only a friend. Chris follows Crick to shore, but at the club that night, she becomes so jealous that she convinces the club owner to fire Bells, who sings there. After Bill the bartender at the club yells at Chris for her brash behaviour, Chris realizes the error of her ways and atones by having Bells reinstated and admitting to Crick that she has been an awful fool.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Café Society axelnissen
Discuss Cafe Society (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?