Paradise for Three (1938)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Jun 4, 1938 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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MGM's Paradise for Three is based on Erich Kaestner's novel Three Men in the Snow. Frank Morgan stars as American businessman Rudolph Tobler, who wants to get closer to his German roots. Travelling incognito, Tobler shows up at a German alpine village, hoping to find out what the local population is really like. Before long, the old duffer is smack-dab in the middle of a breach of promise suit with predatory Mrs. Mallebre Mary Astor. Coming to the rescue is young go-getter Fritz Hagedorn Robert Young, who also finds time for romance with Tobler's daughter Hilde Florence Rice. Though it presumably takes place in Germany in 1938, there are no swastikas or storm troopers to be found anywhere in Paradise for Three; perhaps MGM, like the rest of the world, felt that if you ignored the Nazis, they'd go away.

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America, breach-of-promise, business, contest, employment, Germany, help, mountains, multimillionaire, observations, problems, promise, relaxation, resort, soap, vacation, winner, worker, working-class