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Adventure in Paris (1936)

Aventure à Paris (original title)
Michel Levasseur is a joyous reveler who does not care about the next day. So much so that one day a bailiff bursts into his Paris apartment and seizes his furniture on behalf of Raymond ... See full summary »


Marc Allégret


Henry Falk (adaptation) (as Henri Falk), Henry Falk (play) (as Henri Falk) | 3 more credits »




Credited cast:
Jules Berry ... Michel Levasseur
Lucien Baroux ... Raymond Sauvaget
Danièle Parola ... Lucienne Aubier
Arletty ... Rose Blondel de Saint-Leu
Robert Seller Robert Seller ... Le vicomte de Joymont
Germaine Aussey ... Lili Schiaparelli
Julien Carette ... Le chasseur du restaurant (as Carette)
Robert Vattier ... Maître Corneille
Alsonia Alsonia ... Ida
May Francis May Francis ... Suzanne
Gisèle Préville Gisèle Préville ... Solange Surnisse
Chaz Chase ... Lui-même
Floyd Du Pont Floyd Du Pont ... Lui-même
Ray Ventura ... Himself (as Ray Ventura et ses Collégiens)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
France Aubert France Aubert ... La chanteuse


Michel Levasseur is a joyous reveler who does not care about the next day. So much so that one day a bailiff bursts into his Paris apartment and seizes his furniture on behalf of Raymond Sauvaget, his landlord, a rich food industrialist. But far from resenting Sauvaget's act of hostility, Michel ... becomes his friend. Now Raymond, although prosperous, does not know how to handle women. That is why he asks Michel, a regular Casanova, to give him lessons in seduction... Written by Guy Bellinger

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3 December 1936 (France) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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While shooting a nightclub scene, Arletty was driven to kiss Loulou Gasté... thirty-two times! See more »


Lucienne Aubier: Monsieur Michel Levasseur, Madame Rose Blondel
Rose de Saint-Leu: ...de Saint-Leu
Michel Levasseur: A lovely place indeed!
Rose de Saint-Leu: It's my name, my stage name...
Michel Levasseur: But I will not withdraw that!
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Laissez-vous Faire
Music by Vincent Scotto
Lyrics by Jean Féline
Performed by Lucien Baroux and France Aubert then by Arletty and Ray Ventura
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There are two kinds of men...
6 June 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

...some are fickle .....

And he IS fickle ! We will never know how the men of the second kind are ..

"Aventure A Paris" is a pleasant little comedy ,partly a musical;Jules plays the trumpet in his landlord's car ,performing one of the big hits of the era "Tout Va Très Bien Madame La Marquise" ;there's a stage performance ,with a topless girl -nudity was no problem for Marc Allégret who showed a topless blonde in her bed three years before in "Lac Aux Dames " -singing "Laissez Vous Faire" (C'est Un Corsaire)(=go on ,be a devil!/he's a corsair) ,with a reprise for the finale.Besides there are snippets of a hilarious song which goes like this: "celery,it ain't ,no it ain't ,spaghetti!"

A wealthy businessman who made his fortune in biscuits and wafers has a problem with women.A lady killer (Jules Berry) who is also his tenant short of the readies whose goods are to be seized wants to help him with his problem.His plan: he seduces a woman ,invites her to dine ;then he introduces her to his shy friend;then a phone call forces him to leave them alone together.Unfortunately things do not happen as expected ..

Arletty is a long time coming ,since she only appears in the last third.But when she appears ,she steals every scene she is in;and it's a joy to see her play opposite Jules Berry (greater collaborations would follow with "Le Jour Se Lève" and "Les Visiteurs Du Soir" ).

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