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Stolen Holiday (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 6 February 1937 (USA)
Nicole Picot is working as a model in a Paris dress salon when she is picked by Stefan Orloff to help him convince a wealthy investor that he is well connected. She is to wear an expensive ... See full summary »


Michael Curtiz


Casey Robinson (screen play), Warren Duff (original story) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Kay Francis ... Nicole Picot
Claude Rains ... Stefan Orloff
Ian Hunter ... Anthony Wayne
Alison Skipworth ... Suzanne
Alexander D'Arcy ... Anatole
Betty Lawford ... Helen Tuttle
Walter Kingsford ... Francis Chalon
Charles Halton ... Le Grande
Frank Reicher ... Rainer
Frank Conroy ... Dupont
Egon Brecher Egon Brecher ... Deputy Bergery
Robert Strange ... Prefect of Police
Kathleen Howard ... Mme. Delphine
Wedgwood Nowell ... M. Borel (as Wedgewood Nowell)


Nicole Picot is working as a model in a Paris dress salon when she is picked by Stefan Orloff to help him convince a wealthy investor that he is well connected. She is to wear an expensive dress and dine with them because she has "class." The scheme works and both Stefan and Nicole become very wealthy over the course of a few years. Stefan is a "financier" while Nicole opens her own dress salon. But while Nicole's business is above board, Stefan's isn't, and eventually his web of deceit and fraud begins to unravel. Not always honest with her either, Stefan enlists Nicole's help one last time to avoid prison. Written by Ron Kerrigan

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Once TO EVERY WOMAN COMES A LOVE LIKE THIS! And once to every man the chance to prove worthy of it! (Print Ad- Greenfield Recorder-Gazette, ((Greenfield, Mass.)) 9 March 1937)


Drama | Romance


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The large biplane that Nicole and Stefan fly from London to Geneva midway through the film is a Handley Page H.P.45, one of only four built, each of which had a unique name. The one in this film is "Horatius" as its registration, G-AAXD, can clearly be seen in the scenes of the aircraft taking off and landing. It was destroyed on November 7, 1939 as it was making an emergency landing on a golf course after returning from France on a transport mission.

Unfortunately there are no surviving examples of this plane as all four that were built had been destroyed by 1940. See more »


As Anthony Wayne and Suzanne are deplaning in Geneva, the airplane in the background, that they got off, is not one in which we see them land. See more »


Suzanne: I always had a great big squash of a heart. The rest of me grew up later to match it.
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Stolen Holiday
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the opening credits, at the ball and at the end
Played as background music often
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Kay Francis fans will love this one!
22 December 2004 | by g6lambertSee all my reviews

Actually the stolen holiday of the title is only a small part of the film and is, quite frankly, a little boring and holds up the action. I found myself longing for it to finish and get back to the main plot! Fine performances from Kay, Claude Rains and Alison Skipworth, and Ian Hunter is his usual debonair self. Also, in a small part, Alexander D'Arcy (he of "The Awful Truth" fame).

Some of the strongest scenes are in the early parts of the movie, especially when Kay Francis almost arrogantly descends the staircase at a grand reception she is giving, and, seemingly ignoring everybody, manages to turn every head in the place with the new creation she is wearing! Marvellous!! To the best of my knowledge this movie has never been shown on British TV.

So, over here at least, a forgotten film worth investigating.

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6 February 1937 (USA) See more »

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