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Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)

Owners and show girls of the bankrupt Club Ballé are mistaken for the Academy Ballet of America and are off to Paris to compete in an International Dance Exposition.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Earl Baldwin (screenplay), Warren Duff (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudy Vallee ... Terry Moore
Rosemary Lane ... Kay Morrow
Hugh Herbert ... Maurice Giraud
Allen Jenkins ... Duke 'Dukie' Dennis
Gloria Dickson ... Mona Verdivere
Melville Cooper ... Pierre aka Fernand LeBrec
Mabel Todd ... Leticia
Fritz Feld ... Luis Leoni
Curt Bois ... Padrinsky
Edward Brophy ... Mike Coogan (as Ed Brophy)
Victor Kilian Victor Kilian ... Gendarme
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Gendarme (as George Renevant)
Armand Kaliz ... Stage Manager
Maurice Cass Maurice Cass ... Mr. Vail
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Doorman (as Eddie Anderson)
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Storyline

When the representative of the Paris International Dance Exposition arrives in New York to invite the Academy Ballet of America to compete for monetary prizes, the taxi driver mistakenly brings him to the Club Ballé, a nightclub on the brink of declaring bankruptcy. The owners, Terry Moore and Duke Dennis, jump at the chance to go, despite being aware of the mistake. They hire ballet teacher, Luis Leoni, and his only pupil, Kay Morrow, to join the group, hoping to teach their two dozen show girls ballet en route to Paris by ship. Also going along and rooming with Kay is Mona, Terry's ex-wife, who wants to keep an eye on her alimony checks. Naturally, Kay and Terry fall in love. After the ship is underway, Padrinsky, the head of the real ballet academy, reads about the departure and also heads to Paris, bringing with him his ballet loving gangster patron, Mike Coogan, with orders to eliminate the pair of imposters. Things look bleak for Terry as Kay becomes angry and severs her ... Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcan.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 June 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Golddiggers in Paris See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Some songs were written for the movie by Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer and Al Dubin but not used: "My Adventure", "Let's Drink to a Dream", "Waltz of the Flowers" and "Is It Possible You're Possessable" See more »

Quotes

Duke 'Dukie' Dennis: Oh, a lady!
Mona Verdivere: Well, what'd you expect, a harem?
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Featured in Impression of the Merriest Musical of 1938 (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

The Latin Quarter
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Rudy Vallee, Rosemary Lane, Allen Jenkins and Mabel Todd
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The least known of the "Gold Diggers" movies
2 June 2017 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

The least known of the Gold Diggers movies and perhaps understandably so since it's not really a Gold Diggers movie at all but while it may be no classic, (the mostly terrible gags let it down), it does have a song score by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, (and a good one), and Busby Berkeley is credited with the spectacular finale. The 'main' director is Ray Eright, a jack of all trades and a master of none and his work here is workmanlike at best. The male lead is the underrated Rudy Vallee who was a much better crooner than he was given credit for and the cast also includes Hugh Herbert, Allen Jenkins and Melville Cooper. The female lead is Rosemary Lane, sister of Priscilla and one of the Lane Sisters. Also known as "The Gay Imposters", a title not much used these days.


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