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Fashions of 1934 (1934)





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Now known simply as Fashions, the lavish Warner Bros. musical Fashions of 1934 stars the unlikely but copacetic team of William Powell and Bette Davis. It all begins when genial con artist Sherwood Nash (Powell) transfers his base of operations from New York to Paris. Sensing that the fashion "racket" is a hot commodity, Nash puts all his energies into promoting heroine Lynn (Davis) as France's foremost fashion designer. Along the way, of course, Nash and Lynn fall in love, but first the plotline must find a nice way to dispose of Nash's former partner-in-crime The Duchess (Veree Teasdale), currently posing as a White Russian Countess. Fashions is the picture in which a bevy of Busby Berkeley beauties are dressed (but just barely) as harps, prompting the apocryphal admonition from a chorus girl's mother, "Mr. Berkeley, I didn't raise my daughter to be a human harp!"

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William Powell
as Sherwood Nash
Bette Davis
as Lynn Mason
Verree Teasdale
as Grand Duchess Alix/Mabel McGuire
Veree Teasdale
as Grand Duchess Alix/Mabel McGuire
Reginald Owen
as Oscar Baroque
Hugh Herbert
as Joe Ward
Gordon Westcott
as Harry Brent
George Humbert
as Caponelli
Hobart Cavanaugh
as M. Gautier
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Van Tyle
Spencer Charters
as Telephone Man
Harry Beresford
as Bookseller
Helen Freeman
as Mme. Margot
Sam McDaniel
as Cleaning Man
Lee Phelps
as Desk Clerk
Martin Kosleck
as Dance Director
Jane Darwell
as Dowager
Georges Renavent
as Fashion Salon Owner
Eric Wilton
as 2nd Butler
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Critic Reviews for Fashions of 1934

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The best of the smart-written pictures is Fashions of 1934, set in the Paris dress salons, with William Powell playing fast and tricky as an American slicker.

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Audience Reviews for Fashions of 1934


Fashions of 1934, starring Bette Davis and William Powell is a good film. It is about a group of people trying to weel and deal into the next big scheme led by William Powell. They all travel to Paris and get into the fashion scene for the next big break. This film is delightful and funny.

Mason Williams
Mason Williams

Super Reviewer


Platinum blonde Bette is done up in the height of '34 fashion. William Powell is suave as ever.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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