Folies Bergère de Paris, (The Man from the Folies Bergere) (1935) - Rotten Tomatoes

Folies Bergère de Paris, (The Man from the Folies Bergere) (1935)

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In this lively musical, debonair Maurice Chevalier plays a popular performer at Paris' most notorious hotspot. One reason he is much loved is that he bears an uncanny resemblance to the prominent Baron Cassini, a person the performer frequently mocks. The Baron is having severe financial difficulties and may lose his fortune if he cannot make two simultaneous appointments. But of course, he hires the performer to impersonate him at a grand ball. Unfortunately, the Baron neglects to tell the Baroness and the performer does not tell his girl and such is the beginning of many merry romantic mix-ups. This film was shot in two simultaneous versions, one French and one in English. In the former, the women were portrayed by different women, and the Folies Bergere dancers performed topless. The final production number "Straw Hat" earned choreographer Dave Gould an Academy Award.

Cast

Maurice Chevalier
as Eugene Charlier
Merle Oberon
as Baroness Genevieve Cassini
Lumsden Hare
as Gustave
Eric Blore
as Francois
Barbara Leonard
as Josephine
Olin Howland
as Stage Manager
Max Barwyn
as Waiters in Box
Paul Kruger
as 2nd Doorman
Nina Borget
as Usherette
Irene Bentley
as Usherette
Vivian Martin
as Usherette
Jenifer Gray
as Usherette
Doris Morton
as Usherette
Virginia Dabney
as Girls in Hat Store
Albert Pollet
as Male Secretary
Perry Ivins
as Airport Official
Paul Toien
as Page Boy
Nam Dibot
as Ticket Man
Harry Holman
as Cafe Waiter
Leonard Walker
as Assistant Stage Manager
Mae Madison
as Girls in Secretary Number
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The story is ordinary but the dance sequences are wonderful.

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