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The Flame of New Orleans (1941)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Music | 25 April 1941 (USA)
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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Charles Giraud
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Zolotov
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Auntie
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William
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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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La belle ensorceleuse  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Universal was testing Maria Montez just in case Marlene Dietrich left the film. See more »

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Soundtracks

Salt o' the Sea
Music by Charles Previn
Lyrics by Samuel Lerner (as Sam Lerner)
Sung by Andy Devine (uncredited), Frank Jenks (uncredited), Eddie Quillan (uncredited) and Joe Devlin (uncredited)
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Delightful romp starring the divine Dietrich!
8 May 1999 | by (Bloomfield, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Marlene Dietrich plays in a plot device which is not so unusual - an actress pretending to be more than one person in a film (Garbo did it in "Two Faced Woman", Katherine Hepburn in "Quality Street", etc.). But the inimitable Dietrich lends her own very special charms to the idea.

Many amusing scenes - one of my favorites is where Marlene throws her gorgeous wedding dress into a river! Zounds!


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