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  • Actors: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Danielle Darrieux
  • Directors: Henry Koster
  • Format: Black & White, NTSC
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Timeless Multimedia
  • VHS Release Date: December 1, 1995
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 630522658X
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #710,250 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The above is the famous ad tag for Danielle Darrieux's American debut, noting her enormous popularity in her native France. They were right. THE RAGE OF PARIS is one of the greatest romantic comedy "screwball" films Hollywood made during the 1930's yet is surprisingly little known, probably because fans of the classic romantic comedies tend to stick to the queens of the genre (Colbert, Lombard, Arthur, Loy, etc.) and most of the actresses who made only one romantic comedy are pretty bad at it (ie: Crawford). Danielle Darrieux, on the other hand, is divine! The great French star came to America with much fan-fare to make this movie and went back home to France within months being homesick. It certainly was the American's screen loss because Mme. Darrieux certainly proves she could have been a major rival for Claudette Colbert's throne as the queen of romantic comedies. Danielle is every bit as enchanting here as that other French coquette and unlike Ms. Colbert she does not go for an Americanized personality, retaining a thoroughly French sensibility. Nobody can touch Claudette in this genre as far as I am concerned, but Danielle shows she might have come close. She certainly settled with a very nice consolation prize going back home and becoming the greatest female star in the history of French cinema and still active on the screen today (2002's EIGHT WOMEN) some seventy years after her screen debut!
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THE RAGE OF PARIS was ingenue Danielle Darrieux's official American film debut following years of being one of the top stars of the French cinema. A delightful film tailor-made for her talents, in which she plays a penniless model, Nicole de Cortillon, looking for work in New York, scooped off the streets by a pair of opportunists and used to ensnare a millionaire. Fine performances from a uniformly-strong cast including 30s screwball stalwarts Mischa Auer and Helen Broderick; and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as the love interest for Darrieux. And yes, that's a very young Mary Martin in a bit-part. Another fine release from Alpha (taken from a decent-quality print).
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The Rage of Paris is a first-rate "battle of the sexes" romantic comedy, one of the best due to its rather sexy script and witty, highly visible chemistry between combatants Darrieux and Fairbanks, Jr. The premise may be a little dated (she's out to catch a rich husband with deception; he's out to save his best friend from falling into that trap) but that's the only part of the movie that is. The sparkling dialogue, a mixture of dagger witticisms and sweetness, and Darrieux's incredibly funny way of keeping just one mental step ahead of the man who's really falling for her... are such a treat to watch. A refreshingly clever, well-matched romantic pair. This movie really does improve with multiple viewings.
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. excelled in drawing room comedy, and the fast-paced script and rapid pacing by director Henry Koster along with spirited cooperation from beautiful Parisian costar Danielle Darrieux, who vibrates with him in comedic timing, make this 1938 Universal production a gem.
Darrieux is moved into a plush suite of a prominent New York hotel apartment when head waiter Mischa Auer and Darrieux's friend Helen Broderick conspire to marry the lovely Parisian to a wealthy man. Louis Hayward, who ostensibly owns "half of Canada" is the selected choice, but ends up ultimately vying for her with "best friend" Fairbanks. The dramatic conflict stems from the fact that Fairbanks catches on to Darrieux's ploy and is initially out to foil her to help his friend, but ultimately succumbs to her charms.
The script conveys the flavor of the Depression thirties and the burgeoning contrasts between rich and poor. A shrewd Broderick realizes that Darrieux can convert her beauty into economic success by using just the right strategy on the properly situated man. Ironically, Darrieux finally learns that, for all the money Hayward has, Fairbanks is wealthier.
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The movie is favorite of mine because of Danielle. She rates with Myrna Loy and Jeanette MacDonald for cuteness with style.

My reason for 4 stars is because the disk had scratches and was grimy. It did not appear new. I cleaned it after it froze the first time and appears to play OK with the remaining scratches.
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I cannot write a fair review of this movie because I'm in love with Danielle Darrieux and anything I write would be biased. Fairbanks was good too, and that's not biased. The movie was extremely enjoyable from start to finish, but that's biased because "she" was in every scene and stole every one of them. What a doll.
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This is a review of the DVD "The Rage of Paris" released by Alpha Video. The Rage of Paris

As with most of the oldies I was not 100% happy with the audio although Alpha has at least done some work on the restoration. The video is not spotless but is still quite watchable. There are no subtitles and I felt that Alpha would have been better adding subtitles instead of a catalogue for more Alpha releases. The price at $7.99 is not a rip off however $6.00 would be closer to what I consider it is worth considering the lack of subtitles and extras.

All up an OK release that I give 3 stars.
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