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Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 22 February 1935 (USA)
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for wife and girlfriend.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Rudolph Lothar (play), Hans Adler (play) | 3 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maurice Chevalier ... Eugene Charlier / Baron Fernand Cassini
Merle Oberon ... Baroness Genevieve Cassini
Ann Sothern ... Mimi
Eric Blore ... Francois
Ferdinand Munier ... Morrisot
Walter Byron ... Marquis René de Lac
Lumsden Hare ... Gustave
Robert Greig ... Henri
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Perishot
Halliwell Hobbes ... Monsieur Paulet
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Premier of France
Phillip Dare Phillip Dare ... Victor
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Joseph
Barbara Leonard ... Toinette
Olin Howland ... Stage Manager
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Storyline

One night socialite banker Baron Cassini attends the stage show of Eugene Charlier, who resembles him and imitates him in his act. The Baron is attracted to Charlier's jealous stage partner Mimi, while Eugene has similar ideas about Baroness Genevieve. When financial reverses lead to the Baron's disappearance, his frantic partners enlist Charlier to impersonate him; Mimi picks that night to take the Baron up on his invitation; and that's just the beginning... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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INTRIGUING! We'll say he is! and so will you when you see the New Maurice..in a dual role! He's twice as romantic-twice as irresistible a lover. (Print Ad- The Mercury, ((Hobart, Tasmania)) 17 August 1935)

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Folies Bergere See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

20th Century Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the title frame clearly reading "Folies Bergère de Paris," studio records, contemporary reviews and copyright listings refer to it as "Folies Bergère." See more »

Quotes

Eugene Charlier: That's It! A betrayed husband, under certain conditions, can remain a tragic figure. But a husband who can be laughed at is only a fool.
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Connections

Alternate-language version of L'homme des Folies Bergère (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics Bing Crosby & Ned Washington
Originally performed by Maurice Chevalier
(Not in re-release print)
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A charming confection with lovely music
8 April 2010 | by rick_7See all my reviews

Folies Bergère de Paris (Roy Del Ruth, 1935) is a Lubitsch-like confection with numbers inspired by the kaleidoscopic choreography of Busby Berkeley. It's also among the best films I've caught this year. The story sees a vaudeville entertainer (Maurice Chevalier with his familiar persona) impersonate a baron (Chevalier again), leading to romantic complications for both. Ann Sothern is the entertainer's good time gal, with Merle Oberon the baron's flighty wife. It's witty and invigoratingly entertaining, with a fine performance by Chevalier in his dual role and a top supporting cast that includes Eric Blore, Robert Greig and Halliwell Hobbes. Despite the enjoyable plotting, the film's finest moments come through the slew of great numbers at both the beginning and the end of the film. The Singing a Happy Song finale, which won an Oscar for dance direction and features several hundred straw hats of varying sizes, is really something, but all the tunes are great: Valentine, Rhythm of the Rain, Au Revoir l'Amour and You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth. This was Chevalier's last Hollywood musical until Gigi, 23 years later.


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