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Paradise for Three (1938)

Passed | | Romance, Comedy | 4 June 1938 (USA)
A wealthy business man, out of touch with real folks, decides to mingle and see what it is really all about.

Director:

Edward Buzzell

Writers:

Erich Kästner (from a book by), George Oppenheimer (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Young ... Fritz Hagedorn
Frank Morgan ... Rudolph Tobler
Mary Astor ... Mrs. Irene Mallebre
Florence Rice ... Hilde Tobler
Edna May Oliver ... Mrs. Kunkel
Reginald Owen ... Johann Kesselhut
Herman Bing ... Mr. Polter
Henry Hull ... Sepp
Sig Ruman ... Mr. Bold (as Sig Rumann)
Walter Kingsford ... William Reichenbach
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A wealthy business man, out of touch with real folks, decides to mingle and see what it is really all about.

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Romance | Comedy

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Trivia

"Romance for Three" in the opening title cards. See more »

Goofs

As with many of his films from the mid-to late 1930s, Robert Young's wedding ring is visible on his hand in several scenes. See more »

Connections

Version of Three Men in the Snow (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op.314
(1866) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
Played for a radio soap ad and sung with special lyrics by Clarence Badger Jr., John Westerfelt, Joseph Bjorndahl and Abe Dinovitch
Played in the hotel dining room
Variations played as backgound music often
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Delightful
20 November 2004 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

This is sort of the reverse of the sublime, and rarely shown "Easy Living." In that, working girl Jean Arthur is treated to life as a rich person. Here, tycoon Frank Morgan masquerades as an average Joe.

The cast could (with the exception of Robert Young, though he is OK here) scarcely be improved on. Mary Astor graces anything in which she appears. She was one of the true greats. Edna May Oliver, Frank Morgan, Herman Bing … They're all fine and here work well as an ensemble.

The title is a bit misleading. It sounds racy and, though there are some faux naughty scenes involving devious divorcée Astor, it is good clean fun. I wonder who actually are the three?

Nevertheless, it's a charmer: not a great movie but a highly appealing one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Men in the Snow See more »

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Budget:

$359,000 (estimated)
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