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Good Girls Go to Paris (1939)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  20 June 1939 (USA)
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A Midwesterner waitress, scheming to gold-dig her way to Paris, gets mixed up with a wealthy New York family.



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Cast overview:
Jenny Swanson
Olaf Brand
Tom Brand
Joan Perry ...
Sylvia Brand
Caroline Brand
Stanley Brown ...
Ted Dayton Jr.
Alexander D'Arcy ...
Henry Hunter ...
Dennis Jeffers
Clarence Kolb ...
Ted Dayton Sr.
Howard C. Hickman ...
Jeffers - Brand's Butler


Jenny Swanson, a waitress on a college campus, confides to English Professor Ronald Brooke that she is willing to gold-dig and blackmail her way to a Paris vacation. Her journey lands her in the New York home of Brooke's future in-laws: the wealthy and fractious Brand family. Jenny charms grandpa Olaf, and seems on her way to landing a rich suitor but her conscience and her heart may lead her in another direction... Written by L. Hamre

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20 June 1939 (USA)  »

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Good Girls Go to Paris, Too  »

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Originally titled "Good Girls Go To Paris, Too," but the censors objected. See more »


Ronald Brooke: What happened on that train?
Jenny Swanson: Well, we got very friendly and I slept in his Drawing Room.
Ronald Brooke: What?
Jenny Swanson: Yeh, Tom had to double up to get in my berth but he said he didn't mind.
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It Happened (Again) Another Night
8 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard to watch this movie and not be reminded of another movie Columbia made 5 years before, It Happened One Night. Once again Walter Connolly plays the father - or here, actually, grandfather - of a group of spoiled young adults who don't hesitate to make a mess of their and others' lives until an outsider - here, Melvyn Douglas - enters their world and brings them to their senses. As much as I enjoy his performances, Douglas was no Clark Gable, nor, as much as I enjoy her performances, was Joan Blondell another Claudette Colbert. Nor is the script as good, by a long shot. Still, it's often fun to watch. Yet another example of "the foibles of the young and spoiled," of which "It Happened...," "The Philadelphia Story," and "My Man Godfrey" are all better examples.

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