The Gaiety Girls


1h 17m 1938

Film Details

Also Known As
Paradise for Two
Release Date
Mar 18, 1938
Premiere Information
London opening: 22 Dec 1937
Production Company
London Film Productions, Ltd.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
Great Britain and United States
Location
Great Britain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

In Paris, the chauffeur of millionaire playboy- stockbroker Rene Martin accidently splashes chorus girl Jeanette Dupont on her way to work at the Theatre Comicque. The chauffeur stops to apologize to the young lady and, discovering that she is late to work, offers her a ride in his limousine. On their way to the theater, they are involved in an automobile accident, and when Jeanette arrives late at the theater, she is fired. The chauffeur goes to the theater the next day to ask Jeanette to appear in court concerning the accident, and many of her fellow employees recognize the limousine as Martin's. A rumor then quickly circulates that Jeanette is having an affair with the playboy. When Jeanette returns to the theater to ask for her old job back, the producers immediately make her the star, hoping that her millionaire boyfriend will bankroll the nearly-bankrupt theater company. Jeanette allows the misconception to continue, as she knows the publicity will be good for her fledgling career. A dressmaker offers Jeanette a line of credit, but unknown to her, send the bill to Martin. As the gossip about her relationship with Martin grows, Jeanette receives lines of credit for hats, clothes, furs, and other expensive things, and all the bills are sent to Martin. Upon receiving the avalanche of bills, Martin goes to the theater to confront Jeanette about her ruse, but she mistakes him for reporter Paul Duval and begs him to pretend to be Martin in order to impress her producer. Martin goes along with Jeanette's plan, and falls in love with her. The theater's creditors demand a meeting with Martin, and he gives the producers a check for one million francs. Jeanette learns of this, and, thinking that Martin has committed forgery, tells the producers everything. On opening night, the police arrive to arrest Martin, but immediately recognize the millionaire as himself. Meanwhile, Jeanette pleads with the producers not to prosecute Martin, and misses her stage cue. Martin then takes her place on stage and does an improvised tap- ballet number. After the show, Martin confess his true identity to Jeanette, and the two begin their true love affair.

Film Details

Also Known As
Paradise for Two
Release Date
Mar 18, 1938
Premiere Information
London opening: 22 Dec 1937
Production Company
London Film Productions, Ltd.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
Great Britain and United States
Location
Great Britain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

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Notes

The film was released in Great Britain under the title Paradise for Two. According to modern sources, the cast included H. F. Maltby (Director) and Finlay Currie (Creditor), and the film was budgeted at approximately £80,000.