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Gold Diggers in Paris

Gold Diggers in Paris(1938)

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When the Paris Exhibition decides to hold an International Dance Festival, Maurice Giraud is dispatched to the United States to contact the American Academy Ballet. Giraud confuses the ballet with the bankrupt Club Bali, which is owned by Terry Moore and Duke Dennis, and, charmed by the showgirls, invites them to Paris, all expenses paid. Terry and Duke jump at the chance to leave town and hire ballet teacher Luis Leoni to teach the dancers some ballet on the way to Europe. In addition, they hire Leoni's sole remaining student, Kay Morrow, whom Terry finds very attractive. The final member of the troupe is Mona, Terry's ex-wife, who arranges things so that she and Kay are roommates. Padrinsky, the head of the real American Academy Ballet, learns what has happened and cables the ship. Giraud is upset until a "talking dog," actually a ventriolquist hired by Terry and Duke, persuades him that Terry and Duke are telling the truth and Padrinsky is a liar. In Paris, the bluff works until Pierre Le Brec, a member of the festival, decides to visit rehearsals. To fool Le Brec, Kay suggests that they confine rehearsals to her balletic numbers. Meanwhile, Duke befriends Mike Coogan, a gangster, who unknown to Duke, has been sent to get rid of him and Terry for Padrinsky. When Duke tells Mike that there is a man making trouble for him, Mike offers to "take care of him." Duke describes Le Brec to Mike, but by accident, Mike knocks out Leoni. Although Le Brec loves Kay's numbers, when Padrinsky turns up in Paris, he demands that the entire Club Bali group leave the hotel. Kay and Terry have fallen in love, but when Kay discovers by accident that Mona and Terry were married, she believes that Terry consciously omitted telling her about his divorce and breaks off their relationship. Nonetheless, she forces her way into Le Brec's office to beg him not to deport the dancers. She then manages to sneak Mike and Padrinski's names onto the deportation orders and rushes back to organize the company for the contest. The troupe competes and wins the contest, while Kay and Terry are reconciled.