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Fools for Scandal (1938)

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In her only Warner Bros. starring film, Carole Lombard plays a Hollywood movie actress who makes the park-bench acquaintance of an impoverished French marquis (Fernand Gravet). Hoping to coerce Carole into marriage, the nobleman poses as a butler and enters her household. His plan is to compromise Lombard and force her to make him an "honest man"--with the attendant cash settlement. Ralph Bellamy, as ever, is the poor clod who really loves Lombard but who loses her in the end to the chastened Gravet. Rodgers and Hart were commissioned to write several songs for this film, but found most of their efforts consigned to the cutting room floor. Fools for Scandal was based on Nancy Hamilton's stage play Return Engagement.

Cast

Carole Lombard
as Kay Winters
Fernand Gravey
as Rene Viladel
Ralph Bellamy
as Phillip `Phil' Chester
Allen Jenkins
as Dewey `Dew' Gibson
Isabel Jeans
as Lady Paula Malverton
Heather Thatcher
as Lady Potter-Porter
Jacques Lory
as Papa Joli-Coeur
Michelette Burani
as Mme. Brioche
Jeni Le Gon
as Specialty
Albert Petit
as Gendarme
Lionel Pape
as Photographer
Michael Romanoff
as Party guest
Leon Lasky
as Party Guest
Lotus Thompson
as Party guest
Hugh Huntley
as Party guest
Stephani Insull
as Party Guest
Dina Smirnova
as Party Guest
Jane Wyman
as Bit part
Ara Gerald
as Mrs. Bullit
Leyland Hodgson
as Mr. Bullit
John Sutton
as Bruce Devon
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