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Fools for Scandal (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 16 April 1938 (USA)
After meeting her in Paris, a penniless marquis relentlessly pursues a famous actress.

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Complete credited cast:
... Kay Winters
... Rene Vilardell (as Fernand Gravet)
... Phillip Chester
... Dewey Gilson
... Lady Paula Malverton
... Myrtle
... Jill
... Agnes (as Tola Nesmith)
... Lady Potter-Porter
Jacques Lory ... Papa Joli-Coeur
... Bessie (as Tempe Piggott)
Michelette Burani ... Mme. Brioche
Jeni Le Gon ... Specialty (as Jeni LeGon)
Les Hite and His Orchestra ... Les Hite and His Orchestra
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Rene is broke and Kay is a rich actress visiting Paris. They meet, share a cab and dinner. He is smitten by her, but she leaves for London and he follows. At her house, when he cooks the dessert, the chef quits and he takes the job, unbeknownst to Kay. By the next day, the scandal is all over London about him living in her house and that upsets Philip, who wants Kay for his wife. Kay tells Rene to leave, but Rene plans to get rid of Philip. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Escândalos de Amor  »

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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After completing this film, producer-director Mervyn LeRoy moved from Warner Bros. to MGM. He would return to Warners to take over directing Mister Roberts (1955) from John Ford. The last credited association between Warners and Mr. LeRoy would be for his producing and directing Mary, Mary (1963). See more »

Quotes

Kay Winters: You know, today, I saw Paris for the first time. Isn't France wonderful! Everybody speaks French, even the children.
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The opening credits say "Music and Lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart" even though Rodgers wrote only the music and Hart only the lyrics. See more »

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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played on piano during the making of crepe suzettes
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Where is the music?
1 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

When i saw the names of Rodgers & Hart in the credits together with that of Bobby Connolly i sat back and waited for some enjoyable musical numbers.Alas apart from one brief number in the nightclub and another number briefly "sung" by Lombarde and Gravet there was nothing.It is a shame because if this was a comedy there is Pecos little to laugh about.Intersesting to note that there is no credited director.Most of the humour seems to revolve around French cooking.Tell me where in 1930s London would you have purchased Escargot?Unfortunately,the script is poor,Gravet is out of his depth,Lombarde seems to want to get this over with as quickly as she can and Bellamy does his usual sad sap routine.So if it comes up in the TV schedules my advice is don't bother.


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