Film, Comedy

Time Out says

An enchanting comedy which starts with Colbert, as an American chorine on the make, stranded in Paris in a gold lamé evening gown (what else?). She is befriended on the one hand by a poor taxi-driver who is really a Russian count (Ameche), and on the other by a wealthy socialite (Barrymore) who 'introduces' her to society so that she can oblige by luring a gigolo away from his wife. Uncanny coincidental parallels with La Règle du Jeu abound, and although the film echoes Renoir's bark more than his bite, it has a superbly malicious script by Brackett and Wilder, gorgeous sets and camerawork, and a matchless cast. All in all, probably Leisen's best film.


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Mitchell Leisen
Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
Claudette Colbert
Don Ameche
Monty Woolley
Mary Astor
Francis Lederer
Hedda Hopper
John Barrymore
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