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I Met Him in Paris (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 28 May 1937 (USA)
Kay Denham, romanced in Paris by friends Gene and George, can't figure out why George disapproves of Gene.

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Claude Binyon, Helen Meinardi (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudette Colbert ... Kay Denham
Melvyn Douglas ... George Potter
Robert Young ... Gene Anders
Lee Bowman ... Berk Sutter
Mona Barrie ... Helen Anders
George Davis George Davis ... Snow Cutter Driver
Fritz Feld ... Swiss Hotel Clerk
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Romantic Waiter (scenes deleted) (as Rudolph Amendt)
Alexander Cross ... John Hanley
George Sorel George Sorel ... Hotel Clerk
Louis LaBey Louis LaBey ... Bartender
Egon Brecher Egon Brecher ... Emile - Upper Sled Run Tower Control
Hans Joby Hans Joby ... Lower Sled Run Tower Control
Jacques Vanaire Jacques Vanaire ... French Restaurant Masher (as Jacques Venaire)
Eugene Borden Eugene Borden ... Headwaiter
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Storyline

Kay Denham is off for a 'fling' in Paris, leaving her staid suitor Berk behind. There, she meets two new suitors, Gene and George. Gene smooth-talks her into a junket to Switzerland, but George (with no illusions about his friend) appoints himself chaperone. Through a series of slapstick winter sports, Kay remains puzzled about George's disapproval of Gene...but there's a reason. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Bob was too tricky but thrilling and light! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conheci-o em Paris See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Seattle Monday 28 September 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), followed by Omaha 11 January 1960 on KETV (Channel 7), by Minneapolis 18 January 1960 on WTCN (Channel 11), and Toledo 30 January 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11). It was released on DVD 23 November 2009 as one of the six titles in Universal's Claudette Colbert Collection, and again 5 August 2014 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »

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When Kay Denham played by Claudette Colbert is stuck in the bobsleigh track the passing "bob" knocks off a chuck of the fake snow off the track. See more »

Quotes

English Speaking French Waiter: Madam. You have the ask to wish for me you pleasure.
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I Met Him in Paris
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Helen Meinardi
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And I Nailed Him In Switzerland
28 August 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Paramount imported two of MGM's second line leading men to appear opposite Claudette Colbert in I Met Him In Paris. This film finds Claudette as a buyer for a New York department store on a holiday in France trying to decide whether she wants to marry staid and established Lee Bowman.

But of course the last place you want to go to make decisions like that is Paris because too many temptations will find you. In this case two too many temptations in the form of cynical Melvyn Douglas and romantic Robert Young.

Young decides to invite Colbert on a skiing holiday in Switzerland and Douglas decides to invite himself along. The best scenes in the film involve all three of our protagonists learning winter sports. In fact the scene involving Claudette Colbert falling off a toboggan and being in harm's way of another racing toboggan is a great example of a really dangerous situation being played for laughs and quite successfully.

I Met Him In Paris which has the bulk of its scenes in Hollywood recreated Switzerland is a great example of a nice comedy which really could have been better if an Ernest Lubitsch or a Leo McCarey had done it. Mona Barrie has a small, but very important part that occurs toward the end of the film which I cannot say more about lest I spoil things.

Definitely fans of Claudette Colbert will appreciate this film which holds up very well after over 70 years.


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