Say It in French Film Details
Overview: In this farcical comedy, a couple with money woes arrange a financially motivated marriage between their golf-pro son and a wealthy heiress. Little do they know, their son has already been wed while playing a tournament in France.
Review: More screwball romantic comedy involving a wealthy American (Ray Milland) and his new French wife (Olympe Bradna) who are forced to pretend that they are not married when they returned home to America and find out that his father is in financial difficulty. This forces Milland to snuggle up to former fiancee Irene Hervey for ridiculous reasons concerning an unsigned business deal even though she wants to run off with an opportunistic European nobleman (Erik Rhodes). Bradne ends up playing little Miss Fix-It for Milland”s spoiled sister (Mary Carlisle) who wants to run off with a married man and cause more scandal for the family. The situation gets further out of control, creating confusion for everybody on screen and possibly those watching the film. Many of the gags in this ok but standard farce I seem to have been penned in from the dozens of screwball comedies that Hollywood had been making for over five years. It is almost a reverse of “My Man Godfrey”, and combines similar situations that I had seen done better, although one scene involving a drunken lady carried over Milland’s shoulder as his father approaches while the restaurant customers laugh is very well done. Holmes Herbert and Janet Beecher are an amalgamation of typical middle aged wealthy couples perplexed and befuddled by all of the absurdities. as a result of the film’s predictability, this ends up just being so so although Milland proves himself to be a capable comedian and the often difficult to understand Bradne is likable as well.
Language: English, French
Duration: 70 min
Also known as: Sig det paa fransk!,Siveä ranskattareni,Say It in French,Diga-me em Francês,Diz-mo em Francês,O kyrios kai i kamariera,Francia szobalány,Dize-mo em Francês,Soubrette,Min kyska fransyska