Soyons gais (1931)

88 mins | Comedy | 1931

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

This was a French-language version of the 1930 M-G-M film, Let Us Be Gay , which was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starred Norma Shearer and Rod La Rocque. The credits for the French version were taken from a studio cutting continuity. The working title of the French version was Gai, gai, démarions-nous . A production chart in HF incorrectly lists the director of Soyons gais as André ... More Less

This was a French-language version of the 1930 M-G-M film, Let Us Be Gay , which was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starred Norma Shearer and Rod La Rocque. The credits for the French version were taken from a studio cutting continuity. The working title of the French version was Gai, gai, démarions-nous . A production chart in HF incorrectly lists the director of Soyons gais as André Luguet. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
HF
17 Jan 31
p. 24.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Réalisation de [Dir]
Asst dir
WRITERS
Scénario et dialogue [Scr and dial]
Dialogue additionnel de [Addl dial]
Adaptation française de [French adpt]
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographie de [Photog]
ART DIRECTOR
Décorateur [Art dir]
FILM EDITOR
Editeur [Ed]
COSTUMES
Costumes de [Cost]
SOUND
Ingénieur du son [Sd eng]
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Let Us Be Gay by Rachel Crothers, as produced by John Golden (New York, 19 Feb 1929).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Gai gai démarions nous
Let Us Be Gay
Release Date:
1931
Production Date:
mid January 1931
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
88
Country:
United States
Language:
French
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

[The following plot summary is based on the English-language version of this film, Let Us Be Gay ; character names refer to that version.] Kitty and Bob Brown part when he begins to take her for granted and engages in a flirtation with a vivacious blonde. Three years later, Mrs. Bouccicault, a wealthy and scheming socialite, finds that her granddaughter, Madge, is infatuated with Bob, though she is engaged to Bruce. The society matron calls on Kitty, whom she has met in Paris, to enlist her help in breaking up the infatuation. After mistaking many other men for her prey, Kitty discovers him to be none other than her divorced husband. Difficulties ensue, however, as Kitty becomes the focus of attention for all the male guests, and Mrs. Bouccicault spends most of her time chasing them away, finally sending for Kitty's children as a last resort. Consequently, Madge gives up her romance with Bob; and after some persuasion, he regains the affections of his former ... +


[The following plot summary is based on the English-language version of this film, Let Us Be Gay ; character names refer to that version.] Kitty and Bob Brown part when he begins to take her for granted and engages in a flirtation with a vivacious blonde. Three years later, Mrs. Bouccicault, a wealthy and scheming socialite, finds that her granddaughter, Madge, is infatuated with Bob, though she is engaged to Bruce. The society matron calls on Kitty, whom she has met in Paris, to enlist her help in breaking up the infatuation. After mistaking many other men for her prey, Kitty discovers him to be none other than her divorced husband. Difficulties ensue, however, as Kitty becomes the focus of attention for all the male guests, and Mrs. Bouccicault spends most of her time chasing them away, finally sending for Kitty's children as a last resort. Consequently, Madge gives up her romance with Bob; and after some persuasion, he regains the affections of his former wife. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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