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Fifty Million Frenchmen

Fifty Million Frenchmen

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The melodies of You've 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 and Johnson (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 it's 1931 opening day with another opus called Dracula, and the rest is history. Vive le Hollywood!

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    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
    Attributes: Manufactured on Demand, Full Frame
    Release Date: 1/19/2016
    Original Year: 1931
    Product Type: DVD
    Catalog #: 1000591886
    UPC: 888574369194
    Item #: 1561571X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 1/19/2016
    Run Time: 70 minutes
    Studio: Warner Archives