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The Flame of New Orleans (1941)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Countess Claire Ledoux, aka Lili
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Robert Latour
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Charles Giraud
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Zolotov
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Andrew, The First Sailor
Frank Jenks ...
Second Sailor
Eddie Quillan ...
Third Sailor
Laura Hope Crews ...
Auntie
Franklin Pangborn ...
Bellows
Theresa Harris ...
Clementine, Claire's Maid
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Samuel, Carriage Driver
Melville Cooper ...
Brother-in-Law
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Giraud's Sister
Bob Evans ...
William
Emily Fitzroy ...
Giraud's Cousin Amelia
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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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Universal was testing Maria Montez just in case Marlene Dietrich left the film. See more »

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Remade as Scarlet Angel (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

What's the Matter with Father
(1910) (uncredited)
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Harry Williams
Played during the opening credits.
Reprised at the Oyster Bed Cafe
Variations played as part of the score throughout
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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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