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Moulin Rouge (1934)

A singer marries a famous composer, and after a while she gets the itch to go back on the stage. However, her husband won't let her. When she hears that a popular French singer named "... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Constance Bennett ... Helen Hall / Raquel
Franchot Tone ... Douglas Hall
Tullio Carminati ... Victor Le Maire
Helen Westley ... Mrs. Morris
Andrew Tombes ... McBride
Russ Brown Russ Brown ... Joe
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Drunk
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Frenchman
Fuzzy Knight ... Eddie
Russ Columbo ... Russ Columbo
Connee Boswell ... Connee Boswell
Martha Boswell ... Martha Boswell
Vet Boswell ... Vet Boswell
Ivan Lebedeff ... Ramon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mischa Auer ... Sculptor (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A singer marries a famous composer, and after a while she gets the itch to go back on the stage. However, her husband won't let her. When she hears that a popular French singer named "Raquel" is coming to New York, she decides to go to Raquel with a plan--unbeknownst to her husband, "Raquel" is actually her sister, and her plan is for them to switch places so she can fulfill her dream of going back on the stage. However, things don't go quite as planned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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SHE FOOLED HER HUSBAND...and lead him astray...with her! Here's a daringly different love drama with melody, spectacle, girls! (Print Ad-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, ((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 1 March 1934)

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Het meisje van de Moulin Rouge See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

20th Century Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film's songs were penned by Harry Warren and Al Dubin on the heels of their prolific, back-to-back scores for 42nd Street, Gold Diggers of 1933 and Footlight Parade, all produced in 1933. Under contract to Warner Bros., this film was one of only two loan-outs for the team. The other was Roman Scandals (1933) for producer Samuel Goldwyn. See more »

Quotes

Hotel Clerk: Madame says she will see you in exactly one hour, sir.
Victor Le Maire: In an hour?
Hotel Clerk: Yes, sir.
Victor Le Maire: Did you tell her I had orchids?
Hotel Clerk: Yes, sir.
Victor Le Maire: And she was unmoved by orchids?
Hotel Clerk: Apparently, sir.
Victor Le Maire: Oh, this woman is going to be very difficult.
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Connections

Remake of Her Sister from Paris (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of Surrender
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Tullio Carminati while playing the piano
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Pleasant but not great comedy/musical
19 June 2001 | by psteierSee all my reviews

Constance Bennett wants to go back on stage after leaving it to marry, but husband Franchot Tone won't let her, so she switched place with the other half of her vaudeville sister act, who was a success in Paris as Mlle. Raquel, but would rather make whoopee in Atlantic City than rehearse in New York.

Competently done, though Constance Bennett's singing sounded better with her 'French' accent (perhaps the sound in the first reel got distorted). There is a grand finale of about 15 minutes that has most of the singing and dancing, which is typical for movies for the time. Some of the gags are good and some of the women's costumes are great.

Unrelated to other moves of the same name.


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