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Good Girls Go to Paris (1939)

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

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Jenny Swanson
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Olaf Brand
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Tom Brand
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Sylvia Brand
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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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A girl's gotta be good to get to Paris - Good and Smart! (Trade paper ad). See more »

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20 June 1939 (USA)  »

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Good Girls Go to Paris, Too  »

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The $123.90 bill at the nightclub would equate to $2,160 in 2017. See more »

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When Ronald and Jenny get up off his couch so Jenny can leave to catch her train, the camera tracks to the right and its shadow falls across a column in the foreground. See more »

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Tearoom Hostess: The students are supposed to keep their minds on their studies and you girls must remember, that we're only here to satisfy their appetite... for food.
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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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