A Bedtime Story

A Bedtime Story is a 1933 Franco-American Pre-Code romantic comedy film starring Maurice Chevalier.

A Bedtime Story
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNorman Taurog
Produced byErnest Cohen
Written byBenjamin Glazer
Roy Horniman (novel Bellamy The Magnificent)
Nunnally Johnson
Waldemar Young (screenplay)
StarringMaurice Chevalier
Helen Twelvetrees
Edward Everett Horton
CinematographyCharles Lang
Edited byOtho Lovering
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 22, 1933 (1933-04-22)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States


Chevalier plays a Parisian playboy who finds himself obliged to care for an abandoned baby. The film was directed by Norman Taurog and also stars Edward Everett Horton, Helen Twelvetrees, and Baby LeRoy (in his film debut, as the baby).

Production problem

The film was notable for the performance of Baby LeRoy, a one-year-old who had been selected from an orphanage by Chevalier and Taurog for his charming appeal. When certain scenes needed to be re-shot, they found that the baby had grown two front teeth, even though the later scenes would be showing the bare gums. There was no way round this.[1]



  1. With Love, the Autobiography of Maurice Chevalier (Cassell, 1960), p. 325.

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