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Slightly French (1949)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 8 July 1949 (Finland)
A cinema director who is in an emotional and professional crisis thinks that he has discovered a French star when he meets an ordinary dancer.

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Movie director John Gayle is fired by his best friend, a producer. He goes to the beach and wanders into a carnival. There he sees a cleaver Irish girl, Mary O'Leary, and decides to 'discover' her and regain his job. He takers her to his home and does a series of "Pygmalion" experiments with her. She becomes a fine actress and is hired by the movie studio, who believe her to be a FRench heiress. Gayle is hired to direct her but when she gives away the whole hoax, he is fired again. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Let's Fall in Love  »

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Louisa Gayle: You go to your church, I'll go to mine.
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Remake of Let's Fall in Love (1933) See more »

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Fifi from the Follies Bergere
Words and Music by Allan Roberts and Lester Lee
Sung by Dorothy Lamour
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why dorothy lamour never became a movie star
21 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Don Ameche was on the decline in his career and Dorothy Lamour still trying to acheive stardom outside those "Road" movies when this movie was made. It tries to borrow from Ameche's earlier hits with Alice Faye but the formula does not work here because Lamour is no Faye. And she is expected to carry it. Supporting performances from Page and Kennard is good but not enough. If it were made today, it would make a good video rental.


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