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Release Date:
2 December 1941 (USA) See more »
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In a Paris nightclub setting, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo performs to the music of Jacques Offenbach. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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A Peruvian In Gay Paree See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo ... Dancers
Léonide Massine ... The Peruvian (as Leonide Massine)
Milada Mladova ... The Glove Seller
Frederic Franklin ... The Baron
Nathalie Krassovska ... The Flower Girl
Andre Eglevsky ... Tortoni - The Dancing Master

Igor Youskevitch ... Officer
Lubov Roudenko ... Can-Can Dancer
Casimir Kokitch ... Dancer
James Starbuck ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cyd Charisse ... Dancer (uncredited)
Marc Platt ... Dancer (uncredited)

George Zoritch ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Negulesco 
 
Produced by
Gordon Hollingshead .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Haller  (as Ernie Haller)
 
Film Editing by
Everett Dodd 
 
Art Direction by
Charles Novi 
 
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound
 
Music Department
Efrem Kurtz .... musical director
 
Other crew
Sol Hurok .... by arrangement with (as S. Hurok)
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Léonide Massine .... choreographer (as Leonide Massine)
 
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Runtime:
20 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Approved | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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An article in The New York Times of 2 December 1941 states: "An invited audience of newspaper and magazine writers and others will attend the world premiere today of two Warner featurettes starring the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at Fefe's Monte Carlo. The films to be screened are "The Gay Parisian" with Léonide Massine, Milada Mladova and Frederic Franklin, and "Spanish Fiesta" with Massine, Tamara Toumanova and Franklin." It is doubtful there were any paying customers; the film was scheduled for release in 1942.See more »
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Referenced in Ballets Russes (2005)See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Peruvian In Gay Paree, 11 September 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The movie moguls that ran the studios back in the day liked to make some pretense to culture. For that reason we are lucky in that so many classical artists got to show their stuff on film and are preserved for generations to see.

This is no less true of the ballet than for singing artists as well. For those who love the ballet, The Gay Parisian is filmed version of Leonide Massime's choreographed ballet in which he dances the title role of the Peruvian which he created. The story of the ballet is an eternal love triangle between the Peruvian visiting Paris who falls in love with the glove seller Mlada Madova who has the Baron, Frederic Franklin, who sees her as his personal property.

With the Ballet Russe company performing Massime did a marvelous not only in choreographing, but in selecting the proper music to reflect the Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec. The apache is performed and of course towards the end Offenbach's can-can is performed and worked nicely into the choreography.

The Gay Parisian got an Oscar nomination for Best Short Subject in 1941 and it holds up well today. For lovers of the ballet this is a must.

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