Folies Bergère de Paris

Folies Bergère de Paris is a 1935 American musical comedy film that won at the 8th Academy Awards for the short lived Best Dance Direction category, along with Broadway Melody of 1936. The winner was Dave Gould. This is one of only four films to win in this category.[1] It is a story of mistaken identity, with Maurice Chevalier playing both a music-hall star and a business tycoon who resembles him. This was Chevalier’s last film in Hollywood for twenty years, and reprised familiar themes such as the straw hat and a rendering of the French song Valentine.[2] This is also the last film to be distributed by Twentieth Century Pictures before it merged with Fox Film to form 20th Century Fox in 1935.

Folies Bergère de Paris
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Directed byRoy Del Ruth
Produced byWilliam Goetz
Raymond Griffith
Darryl F. Zanuck
Written byJessie Ernst (adaptation)
Bess Meredyth (screenplay)
Hal Long (screenplay)
Darryl F. Zanuck (contributing writer-uncredited)
Based onThe Red Cat
by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler
StarringMaurice Chevalier
Merle Oberon
Ann Sothern
Music byAlfred Newman (uncredited)
CinematographyJ. Peverell Marley
Barney McGill
Edited byAllen McNeil
Sherman Todd
Distributed byUnited Artists
Twentieth Century Fox
Release date
  • February 22, 1935 (1935-02-22)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States


See also


  1. "The 8th Academy Awards (1936) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  2. L’homme des Folies Bergere, according to Chevalier by Gene Ringgold and DeWitt Bodeen, published in 1973 by The Citadel Press, Secaucus, New Jersey, (p 130-135).
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