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Sherwood Nash, a promoter, bribes truck drivers for exclusive modistes, who handle Parisian gowns, to let him see the new models before they are delivered. Lynn, an artist, copies them and he sells the patterns to the cheaper class of houses.
The importers finally discover the leak and put a stop to it. Nash then boldly goes to these same importers and offers to copy
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my. Re ee ane) & The Vitaphone Corp. 107% the Paris designs for them. They present reject the scheme as dishonorable, WILLIAM POWELL 100% as a body, but each one secretly , ae to a ee ee a oe = ten Aaa Nash goes to Paris but is un“FASHIONS OF 1934 19% able to obtain any designs. Fiwith nally, however, he sees Baroque, Bette Davis 50% a famous designer, in a book Shank Metie sae shop, and learns from a clerk Frank MeHugh 907 that Baroque gets his ideas for Hugh Herbert 40% new models from old prints, figaaa > Wilh. pe 4 uring that fashions go by cycles. Directed by William Dieter! 207 Nash adopts the Bee methods. A First National and Vitaphone Picture 40% lynn makes the designs and Nash
signs them Baroque, or some other equally famous artist and sends them to New York.
At Ciro’s, Nash sees Baroque with a beautiful woman, who has taken Paris by storm. She is masquerading as the Grand Duchess Alix, a Russian Emigree, but he recognizes her as an old Hoboken friend. Nash has met an American in Paris by the name of Ward who has an ostrich farm but is unable to sell the feathers because they are not in style.
The promoter gets an option on all of Ward’s supplies and determines to make ostrich feathers the fashion. To do this he forces the Duchess, on threat of exposing her, to sign a contract with him to play in a revue. He also -gets her to persuade Baroque, who is in love with her, to finance the show. The revue is a hit and Nash announces from the stage that he is opening an exclusive woman’s shop.
Ostrich feathers have been put over by the Duchess, who wears them in the revue, and as Nash has a corner on the market he gets all the business while other merchants are on the verge of ruin.
Lynn is in love with Nash but when he makes eyes at the Duchess, she decides to go to Berlin with Jimmy, a young chap who wants to marry her,
In the meantime Baroque discovers that Nash has been selling designs in New York with his
The Suave Mr. Powell
Suave is the only word which can express that smoothness of bear
ing and conversation which characterizes William Powell. He is
starring, now, you know, in “Fashions of 1934,” First National’s
hit extravaganza of styles and smiles at the Strand. Bette Davis plays opposite him.
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This is one of the spectacles which are seen in “Fashions of 1934,” First National’s new smash hit, which is now playing at the Strand. Other highlights of the picture are 200 Busby Berkeley fan dancers and a mammoth parade of new Orry-Kelly fashions.
WILLIAM POWELL — Kennel Murder Case,” “Private Detective 62,” “Lawyer Man,”
“One Way Passage,” “Jewel tobbery,” “High Pressure.” BETTE DAVIS — “The Big Shakedown,” “The Working Man,” “Parachute Jumper,” “Bureau of Missing Persons,”
“Ex-Lady,” “So Big.”
FRANK McHUGH — “Convention City,” “Footlight Parade,” “The House on 56th Street,” “Son of a Sailor,” “Lilly Turner.”
VERREE TEASDALE — “Roman Seandals,” “Goodbye Love,” “Payment Deferred,’ “Luxury Liner,” “Skyseraper Souls.”
REGINALD OWEN — “Mandalay,” “Voltaire,” “The Narrow
Corner,” “The Searlet Ring,” “Sherlock Holmes,’ “Robber’s Roost.”
HENRY O’NEILL — “Bedside,” “The Big Shakedown,” “Lady Killer,” “From Headquarters,” “I Loved a Woman,” “The World Changes.”
HUGH HERBERT — “Convention City,” “Bureau of Missing Persons,” “From Headquarters,” “Footlight Parade,” “Goodbye Again.”
PHILLIP REED — “Bedside,” “The House on 56th Street,” “Female,” “College Coach.”
GORDON WESTCOTT — “The World Changes,” “Convention City,” “The Affairs of Voltaire,” “Dark Hazard,” “Footlight Parade.”
DOROTHY BURGESS — “From Headquarters,” “Ladies They Talk About,” “Play-Girl,” “Beyond Victory,” “Lasea of the Rio,” “Swing High.”
ETIENNE GIRARDOT — “Man
name forged to them. He swears out a complaint against Nash for fraud. Nash is placed under arrest the night Baroque and the Duchess are married. He tells the
police it is all a mistake and says dalay,” “The Kennel Murder he will prove it if they will take Case.” Bie. Tor ar aque: WILLIAM BURRESS — “The
This is done and Nash exposes the Duchess to Baroque and tells him he will broadcast who she is unless Baroque drops the charges and also buys out his gown shop.
World Changes,” “Convention City,” “You Said a Mouthful,” “Blonde Crazy,” “The Strange Love of Molly Louvain.”
= FRANK DARIEN — ‘‘From Nash has learned that governPeat accetane! “Olay. Amer ment officials have confiscated gy as te PY ee
ica,” “Lady and Gent,” “Prosperity,” “Big Shot,” “The Miracle Man,” “Cimarron.”
HARRY BERESFORD — lege Coach,” “Ever in My Heart,’ “Bureau of Missing Persons,” “Mind Reader,” “The Match King,” “Doctor X.”
WILLIAM DIETERLE — director — “From Headquarters,” “Female,” “The Crash,” “Grand Slam,” “Lawyer Man.”
the feathers because they were diseased, and consequently his business is dead.
Upon getting his check from Baroque, he rushes to lJLynn’s hotel and catches her just as she is going to the train to meet Jimmy. He persuades her to return to America with him, telling her he is going to quit the racket. She believes him, and _ happily leave for the states.
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