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The Flame of New Orleans (1941)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Music  |  25 April 1941 (USA)
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In old New Orleans, a beautiful adventuress juggles the attentions of a rich banker and a dashing sea captain.

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Robert LaTour
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Emily Fitzroy ...
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French farce comes to the New World in 1840 as Claire Ledoux convinces the middle-aged banker who is her fiance that she is two different women -- a deception made necessary by the arrival of a man acquainted with the swath she cut across Europe. Giraud has been about to foreclose on a $150 loan made to a sea captain who needed the funds to court Claire. Get Claire's "cousin" out of New Orleans before the wedding, Giraud tells the sea captain and the debt will be paid. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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25 April 1941 (USA)  »

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La belle ensorceleuse  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Last movie sisters Barbara and Gloria Brewster made together. See more »

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Remade as Scarlet Angel (1952) See more »

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Oh, Joyful Day
Music by Charles Previn
Lyrics by Samuel Lerner (as Sam Lerner)
Sung by a chorus at the wedding and at the end.
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utterly charming
27 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Charming is the perfect word for this movie. Dietrich is at her best as she charms her two beaus, the score is charming, and Rene Clair brings the same light touch he showed the next year in I Married a Witch. Quite funny, but more than any thing else, charming.


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