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[The following plot summary is based on the English-language version of this film, Honey ; character names refer to that version.] Olivia Dangerfield, daughter of a proud but impoverished Virginia family, is forced to lease the family mansion to a wealthy New York widow to pay off the mortgage. When the servants fail to arrive, with the exception of Doris, a maid, she has her brother Charles impersonate the butler while she herself assumes the position of cook. Mrs. Falkner arrives with her daughter, Cora, and Burton Crane, a prospective match, but Cora falls in love with Charles, the "butler"; through little Doris, Mrs. Falkner learns of the affair, which is confirmed when she sees Charles and Cora together at a Negro jubilee. Then Doris informs Mrs. Falkner that Olivia is the owner of the house, and the incensed widow prepares to leave; but Cora and Charles announce their engagement, leaving clear the path to romance for Olivia and Burton.
Chérie is the French-language version of the 1930 Paramount production Honey, which was directed by Wesley Ruggles and starred Nancy Carroll and Stanley Smith. Although Honey was made in the U.S., all of the foreign-language versions were produced at the Paramount studios in Joinville, France. In addition to Spanish and German versions (see Salga de la cocina! and Jede Frau hat etwas), which were exhibited in the U.S., a Swedish-language version, entitled Kärlek måste vi ha, was produced, but no information has been located concerning a U.S. release. The Swedish version, which opened in Stockholm on January 16, 1931, was directed by Gustaf Bergman and starred Margit Rosengren and Nils Ericsson.
Alice Duer Miller's novel was filmed twice in Britain by producer Herbert Wilcox. Come Out of the Pantry (1935) starred Jack Buchanan and Fay Wray while Spring in Park Lane (1948) starred Anna Neagle and Michael Wilding.