Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance
In Paris, a man clueless about fashion suddenly inherits his aunt's dress shop, while his bandleader friend reunites with his old flame.
RKO producer Pandro S. Berman insisted that the studio pay whatever it took to buy the rights to "Roberta", a huge success on Broadway. The gamble paid off, netting the studio $770,000 and helping RKO post its first annual profit since 1930.
Lizzie Gatz. alias Countess Scharwenka:
These Americans are, what you call, eh, fresh guys!
Roberta: No, no, no! Refreshing!
Lizzie Gatz. alias Countess Scharwenka: Oh, mais oui, refreshing, pardon, Monsieur.
Huckleberry Haines: No, poof. It is nothing - toots!
When John Kent arrives in Paris and goes to the building where Roberta lives, the doorman tells him that she is on the "troisième étage " and indicates that John should press the corresponding button. John is eventually taken to Roberta on the third floor, which is incorrect since the "troisième étage " corresponds to the fourth floor. In France, the "premiere étage" (first floor) is not the ground floor but the next one up.
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