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We find con-man Ingraham Steward living by his wits by steering wealthy Paris visitors to sellers of fake paintings and other assorted dodges. He and his wife, Agatha, have been separated for 15 years, but he promises to give their daughter, Joyce, a lavish wedding at his "château" in France. The fact that he doesn't have a château in France is just a minor trifle. He induces the caretaker, Bill Cherau, of a large country estate to allow it to be used for the wedding. The wedding party arrives and Bill falls madly in love with Joyce and she with him, but a gal has gotta do what a gal has gotta do, and her intended marriage to stuffed-shirt Horace Miller stays on the books. But Steward has a change of heart and he tells one and all that he and his friends, Von Gersdorff, Lefevre, Iznamof, Clifton Summitt and Sasch, are all frauds and crooks. Horace and his family stalk out, which is just fine with Joyce as her true love, the caretaker, is waiting on the grounds.

  1. William C. White

    Author

  2. Wilhelm Thiele

    Director

  3. Harry Ruskin

    Screenplay

  4. Marion Parsonnet

    Screenplay

  5. Leonard Lee

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Frank Morgan

    Frank Morgan

    Ingraham Steward

  2. Florence Rice

    Florence Rice

    Joyce Steward

  3. John Beal

    John Beal

    Count Bill Cherau

  4. Janet Beecher

    Janet Beecher

    Mrs. Agatha Steward

  5. Herman Bing

    Herman Bing

    Von Giersdorff, aka Count Herman

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Status Released

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  • December 3, 1937
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 12m

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