Cafe Society (1939)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Sophisticated Comedy  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Paramount's Café Society applies a glossy new coat of paint to a wheezy old plotline. Madeleine Carroll plays a debutante named Christopher, who after a whirlwind courtship marries newspaper photographer Crick O'Banion (Fred MacMurray). But when Crick finds out that he's been rushed to the altar so that Christoper can win a bet with society columnist Sonny DeWitt (Allyn Joslyn) he vows to teach her a good lesson. With the sub rosa help of Christopher's wealthy uncle (Claude Gillingwater Sr.), Crick contrives a latter-day "Taming of the Shrew" scenario. It's all been done before and would all be done again, but the stars are attractive and the production values top-rank.

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publicity, battle-of-the-sexes, con/scam, couple, evil, experiment, high-society, husband, impulsiveness, killing, love, marriage, marriage-of-convenience, metamorphosis, morals, police, rescue, shipboard, strife