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The Gay Parisian (1941)

In a Paris nightclub setting, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo performs to the music of Jacques Offenbach.

Director:

Jean Negulesco
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo ... Dancers
Léonide Massine ... The Peruvian (as Leonide Massine)
Milada Mladova ... The Glove Seller
Frederic Franklin Frederic Franklin ... The Baron
Nathalie Krassovska Nathalie Krassovska ... The Flower Girl
Andre Eglevsky Andre Eglevsky ... Tortoni - The Dancing Master
Igor Youskevitch ... Officer
Lubov Roudenko Lubov Roudenko ... Can-Can Dancer
Casimir Kokitch Casimir Kokitch ... Dancer
James Starbuck James Starbuck ... Dancer
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Storyline

At the Café Parisian during the can-can era, a young man, naïve but enthusiastic, arrives from Peru with two valises of money. He's immediately smitten by a lovely glove seller, who already receives attentions from a baron. The baron has additional admirers, including a florist whose beauty rivals that of the glover. Through dance, the lovers vie for each other's attention and affection while everyone can can-can. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Short | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Technicolor Specials (1941-1942 season) #3: The Gay Parisian See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film had its world premiere on December 2, 1941, five days before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought the U.S. into World War II. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Once upon a time, there was a naive, but, enthusiastic Peruvian - who with carpet bags filled with riches, came to gay Paris in search of romance.
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Soundtracks

Waltz
(1858) (uncredited)
from "Orphée aux enfers"
Written by Jacques Offenbach
Included in "Gaîté parisienne"
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No, no... it meant "happy" back then

This came on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of The Maltese Falcon, as part of the Warner Night at the Movies extra. It's... a filmed version of an apparently famous ballet(the T is silent) by Leonide Massime. One girl has several suitors(no, not tailors... men wanting to wed her, courtship, that sort of thing), and they, well, dance. Maybe you've figured out by now that I'm not necessarily the person most fit to review this. I don't have experience with this form of expression, and the classical music, well, I only recognized one piece. Well, there's a lot of color and energy in this. It's entirely without spoken words other than the opening narration explaining the scenario(without which, we'd have no clue what on Earth is going on). Without having watched any others of these, I will say that the choreography and entertainment value could be better. It could be more nicely covered by the cameras, as well, like with similar productions from this period of time. This has a running time of about 19 and a half minutes. Since I don't know any other version of this story, I can't compare them or judge how great this is of one. I recommend this to fans of the art. 6/10


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