The Rage of Paris

Overview

This late-30s gem is an engaging spoof that features the U.S. film debut of the French acting beauty Daniell Darrieux. She appears as a French model who's come to New York to find a job. Things go a little awry in her first interview when she applies for a nude modeling position and gets the addresses mixed up. When she shows up at the wrong place and starts disrobing, the man at the desk Douglas Fairbanks thinks she's a trouble-causing hussy and orders her to leave. Things look up for the frustrated model when ...
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Overview

This late-30s gem is an engaging spoof that features the U.S. film debut of the French acting beauty Daniell Darrieux. She appears as a French model who's come to New York to find a job. Things go a little awry in her first interview when she applies for a nude modeling position and gets the addresses mixed up. When she shows up at the wrong place and starts disrobing, the man at the desk Douglas Fairbanks thinks she's a trouble-causing hussy and orders her to leave. Things look up for the frustrated model when she teams up with an ex-actress and a clever waiter who together convince her that as her agents, they'll be able to make things happen for her. And they do.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A lovely screwball gem that, while not obscure, is also not as widely known as it well deserves to be, The Rage of Paris is a great antidote to the blues. Indeed, this frothy, bubbly, escapist delight is so charming that the only real response is to totally surrender. Sure, there are a few flaws. As with any screwball comedy, one has to be willing to suspend logic a wee bit here and there and to accept extreme coincidences as an everyday occurrence. But this artifice is part of the genre's appeal, and Paris is especially artful in its artifice. As an actress, Danielle Darrieux is perhaps not in the same league as other screwball stars (such as Carole Lombard), but it doesn't matter. She has more than enough acting chops for the part, and more importantly, she has the requisite personality and charisma that enables her to handle the role with the lightest of touches. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is a great foil for her, Louis Hayward is near-perfect, and Helen Broderick and Mischa Auer are dependable as always. Throw in sleek Art Deco sets, beautiful costumes, and well-pitched direction, and the result is an enchanting laugh-fest.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • UPC: 089218486196
  • Original Release: 1938
  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Time: 1:18:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 55,556

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danielle Darrieux Nicole de Cortillon
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. James Trevor
Mischa Auer Mike, Hotel Headwaiter
Louis Hayward Bill Duncan
Helen Broderick Gloria Patterson
Charles Coleman Rigley, Trevor's Valet
Samuel S. Hinds Mr. Duncan
Nella Walker Mrs. Duncan
Harry Davenport Hunting Lodge Caretaker
Glenda Farrell
Mary Martin Drama Teacher
Edward Gargan
Arthur Hoyt
Jason Robards Sr.
Technical Credits
Henry Koster Director
Bernard B. Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Bernard W. Burton Editor
Buddy G. DeSylva Producer
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
William Hedgcock Sound/Sound Designer
Felix Jackson Screenwriter
Bruce Manning Screenwriter
Jack Otterson Art Director
Charles Previn Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Hans Salter Score Composer
Joseph A. Valentine Cinematographer
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rage of Paris
1. Chapter 1 [11:59]
2. Chapter 2 [13:28]
3. Chapter 3 [11:22]
4. Chapter 4 [16:54]
5. Chapter 5 [13:44]
6. Chapter 6 [9:37]
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