The Gilded Lily (1935)





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In this charming romantic comedy, Fred MacMurray plays a New York reporter who falls in love with beautiful Claudette Colbert, a starry-eyed stenographer during their daily subway commute to the city. Unfortunately, he fears that she will marry a wealthy British aristocrat instead of him. Much to his surprise, she refuses the nobleman's proposal. Elated, MacMurray hastily pens an article about this miraculous "No Girl" who refused to marry for looks and bucks alone. Suddenly, she finds herself famous and hired to sing at a prominent nightclub. Nervously, she fluffs the lyrics of her first song and finds herself a laughing-stock until she begins ad-libbing and the night is saved. Afterward she goes to England in search of the aristocrat, utterly convinced that it is he she wants after all. Fortunately for MacMurray, it is a woman's prerogative to change her mind....
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Paramount Pictures


Fred MacMurray
as Peter Dawes
Ray Milland
as Charles Gray/Granville
Claudette Colbert
as Marylin David
C. Aubrey Smith
as Lloyd Granville
Warren Hymer
as Taxi Driver
Forrester Harvey
as English Inn Proprietor
Claude King
as Boat Captain
Donald Meek
as Hankerson
Hayden Stevenson
as Cameramen at New York Apartment
Mary Gordon
as Hugo's Wife
Esther Muir
as Divorcee
Eddie Dunn
as Reporter
Leonid Kinskey
as Vocal Teacher
David Thursby
as British Reporter
Charles C. Wilson
as Pete's Editor
Ferdinand Munier
as Otto Bushe
Jimmy Aubrey
as Purser
Reginald Barlow
as Managing Editor
Jack Norton
as Photographer
Cyril Ring
as Headwaiter
Rollo Lloyd
as City Editor
Albert Pollet
as Headwaiter
Pat Somerset
as Man in London Club
Stanley Mann
as Steward with Telegram
Ronnie Rondell
as Patrons at Nate's Cafe
Dick French
as Patrons at Nate's Cafe
Walter Shumway
as Assistant Editor
Jerry Mandy
as Waiter
Perry Ivins
as Cameramen at New York Apartment
Rudolph Cameron
as Photographer
Michelette Burani
as Lily's Maid
Rita Carlyle
as Proprietor's Wife
Mel Ruick
as English Band Leader
Ambrose Barker
as British Reporter
Jack Egan
as Photographer
William Begg
as Patrons at Nate's Cafe
Charles Wilson
as Pete's Editor
Rebecca Wassem
as Patrons at Nate's Cafe
Cherry Campbell
as Cameramen at New York Apartment
Samuel E. Hines
as Cameramen at New York Apartment
Adele Corliss
as Patrons at Nate's Cafe
Gale Ronn
as Patrons at Nate's Cafe
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