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The Rage of Paris (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 1 July 1938 (USA)
Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

Bruce Manning (original story and screenplay), Felix Jackson (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Danielle Darrieux ... Nicole de Cortillion
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Jim Trevor
Mischa Auer ... Mike - the Head Waiter
Louis Hayward ... Bill Duncan
Helen Broderick ... Gloria Patterson
Charles Coleman ... Rigley
Samuel S. Hinds ... Mr. William Duncan Sr.
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Duncan
Harry Davenport ... Pop - the Caretaker
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Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ritzy New York City hotel, the trio plot to have Gloria catch the eye of Bill Duncan, a handsome millionaire staying at the hotel. The plan works and the two quickly become engaged. Nicole's plan may be thwarted by Bill's friend, Jim Trevor, who's met Nicole before and sees through her plot. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confessions of a Model See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Mary Martin. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Patterson: I thought he was going to stay for the weekend.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are in a box brought out by a girl; the title is made from streamers, and the name credits are on curtains that she throws up into the air. See more »

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Referenced in Psych: An Evening with Mr. Yang (2009) See more »

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passable screwball comedy with strong cast
3 June 2001 | by Matt MosesSee all my reviews

A decent enough screwball comedy, Rage owes more than a little to The Awful Truth. Danielle Darieux wants a modeling job and accidentally winds up stripping for businessman Douglas Fairbanks Jr (thinking he's a photographer; he's not). She then gets involved in a complex ploy to marry rich Canadian Louis Hayward, in the process helping head waiter Mischa Auer get his own restaurant. Turns out that Hayward and Fairbanks are friends and Fairbanks thinks she's a cheap trollop and so tries to stop it all from happening with decent enough comic results. A few decent French jokes but terrible last minute romance between Darrieux and Fairbanks leaves a bad taste in the mouth of the discerning viewer. Helen Broderick's role as Darrieux's protector comes off as endearing at first but eventually feels pathetic, as she remains uncoupled at the end of this comic work, never a particularly fortunate place to be.


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