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The Flame of New Orleans

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 1941
  • René Clair
  • 79 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy starirng Marlene Dietrich and Bruce Cabot. Gold-digger Claire Ledeux arrives in 19th-century New Orleans from Europe, determined to inveigle her way into the arms of a rich suitor.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

A frothy comedy from French director René Clair, his first effort on his wartime sojourn in Hollywood. Phoney countess Marlene Dietrich leaves her rich but dull new husband Roland Young at the altar and sails away with rough-trade sea captain Bruce Cabot, disguising herself in the process. However, a shadowy figure from her European past appears and threatens her plans. This twist on the old gold-digger formula offers only middling entertainment, and shows just how ordinary Dietrich could be and how she needed rather more appealing leading men than Young and Cabot.

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Credits

Cast

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Claire LedeuxMarlene Dietrich
Robert LatourBruce Cabot
Charles GiraudRoland Young
ZolotovMischa Auer
First sailorAndy Devine
Second sailorFrank Jenks
Third sailorEddie Quillan
Fourth sailorJoe Devlin
AuntieLaura Hope Crews

Crew

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DirectorRené Clair

Details

Theatrical distributor
General Film Dist Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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