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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 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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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

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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Very pleasant but not one of Chevalier's best
24 February 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In the early to mid 1930s, Maurice Chevalier made some exceptional American films such as LOVE ME TONIGHT and THE MERRY WIDOW. While I usually am not a fan of Jeanette MacDonald films, his presence elevated them to great heights thanks to his on screen personality and lovely singing voice. While this film is fun and is well worth seeing, it is clearly several steps below these other films in quality--mostly because the script is a tad silly. The main idea is a giant cliché. The audience is supposed to believe that there are two men who are unrelated who look and talk exactly alike. While such an idea worked pretty well in THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER and THE PRISONER OF ZENDA, here the writing wasn't good enough to enable many audience members to accept this idea--especially because the two are so exact that even a wife cannot tell the difference! If you can ignore the central idea as well as the film going on a bit too long and having too many Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers, you are left with a film that is still worth your time and is a little better than your standard time-passer.


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