Cafe Society (1939)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Sophisticated Comedy  |   Release Date - Mar 3, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

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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