The Flame of New Orleans

The Flame of New Orleans

Director: René Clair Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Bruce Cabot, Roland Young


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Acclaimed French filmmaker Rene Clair made his American debut with the period comedy/drama The Flame of New Orleans. Claire Ledeux (Marlene Dietrich) leaves her native France and arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1841, with one goal in mind: marrying a wealthy man. Posing as a pillar of society and a woman of means, Claire sets her sights on Charles Giraud (Roland Young), who is good looking and rich, but she soon discovers that ship captain Robert Latour (Bruce Cabot) is also vying for her hand. However, when Zoltov (Mischa Auer), who knew Claire from the old country, starts dropping heavy hints about her scandalous reputation in Europe, Claire tries to convince everyone that he's really talking about her cousin, even going so far as to disguise herself as the phantom cousin to add weight to her ruse. Three Stooges fans should keep an eye peeled for a brief appearance by Shemp Howard, who plays a waiter; Andy Devine, Franklin Pangborn, and Clarence Muse also appear in the supporting cast.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2014
UPC: 0025192181023
Original Release: 1941
Source: Universal Mod
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:19:00
Sales rank: 45,705

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlene Dietrich Claire Ledeux
Bruce Cabot Robert Latour
Roland Young Charles Giraud
Anne Revere Giraud's Sister
Mischa Auer Zolotov
Andy Devine First Sailor
Frank Jenks Second Sailor
Eddie Quillan Third Sailor
Laura Hope Crews Auntie
Franklin Pangborn Bellows
Theresa Harris Clementine
Clarence Muse Samuel
Melville Cooper Brotherin-Law
Bob Evans William
Emily Fitzroy Giraud's Cousin
Virginia Sale Giraud's Cousin
Dorothy Adams Giraud's Cousin
Anthony Marlowe Opera singer
Gitta Alpar Opera Singer
Joe Devlin Fourth Sailor
Rex Evans Giraud's Butler
Frank Sully Waterfront Waiter
Mary Treen Woman at Ball
Bess Flowers Party guest
Reed Hadley Party guest
Shemp Howard Waiter
Gus Schilling Couturier

Technical Credits
René Clair Director,Screenwriter
Russell A. Gausman Art Director
Frank Gross Editor
Rene Hubert Costumes/Costume Designer
Norman Krasna Screenwriter
Sam Lerner Songwriter
Rudolph Maté Cinematographer
Martin Obzina Art Director
Jack Otterson Art Director
Joe Pasternak Producer
Charles Previn Score Composer,Songwriter,Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Skinner Score Composer

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