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Fifty Million Frenchmen DVD
Fifty Million Frenchmen

Fifty Million Frenchmen

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The melodies of Youve Got That Thing and You Do Something to Me lace the soundtrack, but Hollywood did something to the screen version of the Cole Porter musical Fifty Million Frenchmen: It dropped the songs! At the time, moviegoers frowned on song-and-dance vehicles, so the studio-tinkered result was a frantic contraption of nonstop jokes, sassy pre-Code double entendres and the antics of vaudeville/radio stars Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson. The slender plot concerns a $50,000 bet that lovestruck American-in-Paris Jack Forbes (William Gaxton repeating his Broadway role) can woo and wed the alluring LuLu (Claudia Dell) without his wealth. But the sidebars are more fun: Helen Broderick as a randy tourist who wants to be insulted, the mischief of Olsen andJohnson (leading the Paris police on a madcap Keystone Kops-like finale chase) and a briefly seen Bela Lugosi as a magician mystic denied his chance to perform. Not to worry for Bela: Fifty Million Frenchmen shared its 1931 opening day with another opus called Dracula, and the rest is history. Vive le Hollywood!
Title: Fifty Million Frenchmen
Genre: Comedy-Classic
Starring: William Gaxton, John Halliday, Helen Broderick, Claudia Dell, Chic Johnson, Carmelita Geraghty, Bela Lugosi, Moroni Olsen
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Studio: Warner Archives
Attributes: Full Frame, Manufactured on Demand
Release Date: 1/19/2016
Original Year: 1931
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 888574369194
Item #: 1561571X

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