Good Girls Go to Paris (1939)
Directed by Alexander Hall / Ken Englund
Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Spunky Joan Blondell is practically the whole show in the diverting comedy Good Girls Go to Paris. Blondell is cast as ambitious college-campus waitress Jenny Swanson, who yearns to see the sights in Gay Paree. She gets her chance by latching onto British exchange professor Ronald Brooke (Melvyn Douglas), who is en route to the City of Light. Once she sets foot on French soil, Jenny proves the veracity of the film's title by straightening out the wayward family of dyspeptic millionaire Olaf Brand (Walter Connolly)-though for a while it looks as though she's a "bad girl", merely out to take the Brands for every penny they've got. In later years, Joan Blondell ruefully recalled that the film's original title was Good Girls Go to Paris Too, but the Hays Office nixed that harmlessly suggestive monicker.
blackmail, breach-of-promise, Britain, cafe, campus, charm [personality], engagement, escapades, exchange, exchange-student, finances, love, love-triangle, professor, restaurant, romance, society, trip, visit, waiter