Friday, October 10 - Sunday, October 12, 2014

35mm print

“An enchanting comedy which starts with Claudette Colbert, as an American chorine on the make, stranded in Paris in a gold lamé evening gown (what else?). She is befriended on the one hand by a poor taxi-driver who is really a Russian count (Don Ameche), and on the other by a wealthy socialite (John Barrymore) who ‘introduces’ her to society so that she can oblige by luring a gigolo away from his wife. Uncanny coincidental parallels with The Rules of the Game abound, and although the film echoes Renoir’s bark more than his bite, it has a superbly malicious script by Brackett and Wilder, gorgeous sets and camerawork, and a matchless cast. All in all, probably Leisen’s best film. ” – Time Out (London)

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1939
  • Running Time 94 minutes
  • Director Mitchell Leisen