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Playboy of Paris (1930)

Waiter Albert is incompetent is in conflict with the owner and his daughter. However a surprise inheritance means he must keep his job by day while escorting a glamorous socialite by night.

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Ludwig Berger

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Tristan Bernard (play), Percy Heath (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Maurice Chevalier ... Albert Loriflan
Frances Dee ... Yvonne Phillbert
O.P. Heggie ... Philibert
Stuart Erwin ... Paul Michel
Eugene Pallette ... Pierre Bourdin
Dorothy Christy ... Mlle. Berengere
Cecil Cunningham ... Mlle. Hedwige
Tyler Brooke Tyler Brooke ... Cadeaux
William B. Davidson ... Monsieur Bannack
Charles Giblyn Charles Giblyn ... Gastonet
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Waiter Albert is incompetent is in conflict with the owner and his daughter. However a surprise inheritance means he must keep his job by day while escorting a glamorous socialite by night.

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Can you imagine a man with Millions forced to work and make time by the clock. (Print Ad- Townsville Daily Bulletin, ((Townsville, Queensland)) 17 March 1931)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Cafe See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) See more »

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In the Heart of Old Paree
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Richard A. Whiting and Newell Chase
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Hilarius - Maurice Chevalier and Stuart Erwin are terrific as usual.
17 August 2008 | by RoryVanucchi-2See all my reviews

This movie was a treat from start to finish- lots of fun. The entire cast was in great form.

A waiter (Maurice Chevalier) receives a vast inheritance and becomes a club-hopping playboy by night (with Stu Irwin as side-kick) and working in a café by day. Stuart Irwin and Eugene Palette also work in the restaurant (in the kitchen). O.P. Heggie is entertaining as the scheming proprietor of the café with Frances Dee as his daughter. Not much as a musical, enjoyable primarily as a chaotic 1930's style comedy.

Maurice Chevalier and Stuart Erwin are terrific as usual. Fans of either of these two exceptional talents will not want to miss.


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