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Paree, Paree (1934)

In this musical short, a condensed version of Cole Porter's "Fifty Million Frenchmen" (1929), a wealthy young American meets the girl of his dreams and makes a bet that they will be engaged without her knowing of his riches.

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Roy Mack

Writers:

E. Ray Goetz (play), Herbert Fields (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy Stone ... Lulu
Bob Hope ... Peter
Billie Leonard Billie Leonard ... Violet
Rodney McLennan Rodney McLennan ... Michael (as Rodney McLennon)
Charles Collins ... Baxter
The Climas The Climas ... Apache Scene Dancers
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Storyline

A rich young American man in Paris spots a beautiful woman in a crowd and is instantly smitten, but soon loses sight of her. Later, as he and several friends are sitting at a table at an outdoor cafe and he is describing her to them, he sees her again. His friends begin to tease him about her, and he bets them that he can win her love in a month without using his wealth to attract her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities (1934-1935 season) #2: Paree, Paree See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #1752-1753 See more »

Quotes

Peter: Well, is that primitive enough for ya?
Violet: Ah, that's nothing. Give me some real rough stuff.
Peter: Oh, I've got the place for ya - the Café de la Moir.
Violet: The Café de la Moir?
Peter: Yeah. That's the place where they serve bullets for olives.
Violet: Well, let's go.
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Connections

Version of 50 Million Frenchmen (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Find Me a Primitive Man
(uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Billie Leonard, danced by chorus
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While you'd expect this to be a comedy, it's much more a musical!
8 December 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Paree, Paree" is among Bob Hope's earliest films. I can only assume his newness to the medium would explain why it really isn't a comedy--it's really a musical. Sure, he makes a few quips here and there but they aren't all that funny and seem like more of an afterthought.

Peter (Hope) is in Paris and he's smitten with a lady...though he's only seen her and doesn't even know who she is. However, he bets his friends that within 30 days he'll marry her...even though he's broke. What follows is far less romance and more just a whole bunch of musical numbers...one after the other. In other words, plot is pretty much secondary. And, considering it's a short film, it really could have used less singing and more plot. Watchable and pleasant enough but nothing more. It does, however, allow you to hear the nice Cole Porter song, "You Do Something to Me".


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