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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, 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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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 Jenny goes to see Ronald at his house, it is pouring rain outside. Jenny's hat is full of water, but her hair and coat are barely wet at all. See more »

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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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Featured in Good Witch: How to Say I Love You! (2017) See more »

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The dawn of the Manic Pixie Dreamgirl
4 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is not a well crafted or written piece of cinema. I have been arbitrarily watching comedies from this era of late largely to stick my head in the sand from the horrors of the world at the moment. This film could easily be remade with some updates to the increasing gender equality in the world. The setup was unusually clever for one of these early romantic comedies, the characters were fun, some even had a bit of depth. Joan Blondell is utterly charming and her Jenny Swanson is the original Manic Pixie Dreamgirl, it is delightful fluff entertainment. The whole web of mistaken identity was probably clever for the time and a nod to A Midsummer Nights Dream.

Special appreciation to Walter Connolly's performance, his cartoonish exasperation and chemistry with Blondell were some of the best moments in the film. The actors are genuinely enjoying themselves.

Is the writing silly, sure, the dialog a bit basic, absolutely, but holy crap I enjoyed this ever so much more than anything I've seen in awhile.


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