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50 Million Frenchmen

Directed by Lloyd Bacon
United States, 1931
Comedy, Romance


Fifty Million Frenchmen is a musical comedy with a book by Herbert Fields and music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It opened on Broadway in 1929 and was adapted for a film two years later. The title is a reference to the hit 1927 song “Fifty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong” by Willie Raskin.

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50 Million Frenchmen Directed by Lloyd Bacon

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  • Diderot's rating of the film 50 Million Frenchmen

    A thoroughly enjoyable comedy about American men in Paris, as well as an American woman who's looking to be scandalized (or as she puts it, "insulted"). Shot in Technicolor, the only known print is B&W and missing its originally intended, Cole Porter-penned musical numbers. (Its director would go on to direct some of the very best Musicals of the '30s.)

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