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The Gay Deception (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 13 September 1935 (USA)
Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all.

Director:

William Wyler

Writers:

Stephen Morehouse Avery (original screenplay) (as Stephen Avery), Don Hartman (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Francis Lederer ... Sandro
Frances Dee ... Mirabel
Benita Hume ... Miss Channing
Alan Mowbray ... Lord Clewe
Lennox Pawle ... Consul-General
Adele St. Mauer Adele St. Mauer ... Lucille (as Adele St. Maur)
Akim Tamiroff ... Spellek
Luis Alberni ... Ernest
Lionel Stander ... Gettel
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Mr. Squires
Richard Carle ... Mr. Spitzer
Lenita Lane ... Peg DeForrest
Barbara Fritchie ... Joan Dennison
Paul Hurst ... Bell Captain
Robert Greig ... Adolph
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Storyline

Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

April Folly See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Dave O'Brien (Bellhop), Doro Merande (Linen Maid), Robert Graves, Francis Sayles and Gus Reed (Chefs), Lew Kelly (Hotel Carpenter), Olaf Hytten (Butler), Nell Craig and 'Sam Ash' See more »

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Undiscovered gem of a movie.
6 May 2007 | by bigpeelerSee all my reviews

What a wonderful old film. This old flick moves along at a intelligent pace with wit and timing throughout. For a movie over 70 years old, the dialog is smart with no over-acting to be found anywhere. The interplay between Francis Lederer and Frances Dee is humorous, mature and completely entertaining. The story is not complicated, but the pace and writing carry it along fine.

What Hollywood would do with a re-make of this God only knows, but it would be well worth a try. Until then, I highly recommend The Gay Deception. Seek this movie out and you will not be sorry.

14 out of 14. (See the movie and you'll understand)


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