Dinner at the Ritz (1937)





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Filmed in Paris and along the French Riviera, Dinner at the Ritz afforded David Niven the chance to play his first starring role. As Paul de Brack, he is a government agent and playboy and is quite at home among the elite set, whether in England or France. This comes in handy when he falls in with Ranie Racine (Annabella), a gay Paris socialite and the daughter of a recently murdered financier. The father's death has been ruled a suicide, but Ranie refuses to accept this. As the man assigned to investigate the banker's death, Paul accompanies Ranie on a series of undercover investigations that take them to Monte Carlo and London. Along the way, they discover the truth about a serious banking scandal, as well as evidence that the man responsible for {Racine}'s death may be someone close to Ranie. ~ Craig Butler, Rovi
Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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as Ranie Racine
Paul Lukas
as Baron Philippe de Beaufort
David Niven
as Paul de Brack
Romney Brent
as Jimmy Raine
Stewart Rome
as Racine
Nora Swinburne
as Lady Railton
Ronald Shiner
as Sidney
Ralph Truman
as Auctioneer
O.B. Clarence
as Messenger
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This could have been a great movie, if it were funny or maybe more realistic, but it goes in the wrong direction and confuses its audience.

Aj V
Aj V

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"Dinner at the Ritz" shows up in the dollar bin and is worth the buck to watch something with a little continental flair. David Niven is suave and sexy, Annabella is charming and gorgeous, and the plot is ageless--arrogant financiers bankrupting others then lamming out to a luxury retreat. Annabella is the chic spy from Hitchcock's classic "39 Steps." She's undercover here as well and beautiful enough to let Niven's character rip off her wig and wash off her makeup without fear of repelling the audience. "Dinner at the Ritz" could use a remake with some of the erratic plot and character dynamics smoothed out and a touch of color added. But this B&W offering will do nicely in the meantime.

Gerard Nordskoven
Gerard Nordskoven

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