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The Call Bureau Cast Service lists the name of Danielle Darrieux's character as Michele although she is called Nicole in the film. This was Darrieux's first American film. After her highly touted performance in the 1936 French film Mayerling, critics predicted stardom for her. The Rage of Paris had a premiere-style preview at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood on June 9, 1938, according to Motion Picture Herald. Later, the film won an Acting Prize at the 1938 Venice Film Festival. According to modern sources Broadway musical comedy star Mary Martin made her motion picture debut in a "bit" in this film. Contemporary sources confirm that Martin worked as a singing double for Margaret Sullavan in the M-G-M film The Shopworn Angel, which was made at about the same time as The Rage of Paris, and that film May have marked her first work in motion pictures.