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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 »

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

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

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)
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To skandalon Orloff See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The 300 French francs to attend the charity event for the children's hospital was the same as $18.34 at the time, which is the equivalent of $313 in 2015. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Stefan Orloff: [they will find you... ] By then they may find only my thumb securely glued to the end of my nose.
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Connections

Version of Stavisky... (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Untitled
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played after Stefan arrives at the fashion show
Originally written for Fashions of 1934 (1934)
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C Rains, K Francis in mix of crime drama & love story
17 September 2009 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

That card at the beginning of the film stating that all characters, events, and names are entirely fictitious was pretty rare back in those days, so the director must have been a little concerned making this one! Then we learn that we are in Paris in 1931 at a fashion show. Nicole (Kay Francis) and Suzanne (Alison Skipworth) work for a fashionable dress shop. Stefan Orloff (Claude Rains, a couple years before Casablanca) comes along and has a proposition for her. She follows through on her end of the bargain, and he sets her up in a shop of her own. We get through that in the first 15 minutes, but Nicole isn't done with him yet... their lives stay intertwined, against the advice of her friend Suzanne. Then, all at once, about a half hour into the film, we bluntly find out exactly what Orloff and his cronies are up to, and by association, now Nicole is involved too. The timing is a little strange, but the script and direction are good. Francis certainly had a successful career, but it might have been even more successful if not for her problem pronouncing the letter "R"... Directed by Michael Curtiz, who would also direct Rains in Casablanca in 1942. Produced by Hal Wallis, who also produced all those silly Elvis movies. The story here is interesting to follow, and the outdoor scenery is beautiful, even if its not really Europe we're seeing.


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