Folies Bergère de Paris

Folies Bergère de Paris
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Produced by William Goetz
Raymond Griffith
Darryl F. Zanuck
Written by Rudolph Lothar (play "The Red Cat")
Hans Adler (play "The Red Cat")
Jessie Ernst (adaptation)
Bess Meredyth (screenplay)
Hal Long (screenplay)
Darryl F. Zanuck (contributing writer-uncredited)
Starring Maurice Chevalier
Merle Oberon
Ann Sothern
Music by Alfred Newman (uncredited)
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Barney McGill
Edited by Allen McNeil
Sherman Todd
Distributed by United Artists
Twentieth Century Pictures
Release dates
  • February 22, 1935 (1935-02-22)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Folies Bergère de Paris is a 1935 American musical comedy that won at the 8th Academy Awards for the short lived Best Dance Direction category, along with Broadway Melody of 1936. The winner was Dave Gould. This is one of only four films to win in this category.[1] It is a story of mistaken identity, with Maurice Chevalier playing both a music-hall star and a business tycoon who resembles him. This was Chevalier’s last film in Hollywood for twenty years, and reprised familiar themes such as the straw hat and a rendering of the French song Valentine.[2]



  1. "The 8th Academy Awards (1936) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  2. L’homme des Folies Bergere, according to Chevalier by Gene Ringgold and DeWitt Bodeen, published in 1973 by The Citadel Press, Secaucus, New Jersey, (p 130-135).

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