Stolen Holiday Film Details
Overview: Nicole Picot is working as a model in a Paris dress salon when she is picked by Stefan Orloff to help him convince a wealthy investor that he is well connected. She is to wear an expensive dress and dine with them because she has “cl
Review: Kay Francis stars in “Stolen Holiday,” a 1937 film that also stars Claude Rains, Ian Hunter and Alison Skipworth. Francis plays Nicole Picot, a beautiful Parisian model who is hired by Orloff (Claude Rains) to be his escort for an important dinner with a financier. The dinner is a great success, Orloff makes a lot of money and sets Nicole up in her own design house. Though there is not a romantic involvement, they are very close friends, and she is very loyal to him. Unbeknownst to her, Orloff is involved in some unsavory business practices, and things begin to unravel when he and Nicole take a vacation together. Since Orloff isn’t around, and at the encouragement of her assistant (Alison Skipworth), Nicole is escorted around town by Anthony Wayne (Ian Hunter). The two fall in love. However, Orloff believes that an elaborate society wedding will make the police less likely to bother him, so Nicole agrees to marry him. The cast and the fashions really help this story. Francis looks beautiful in some great fashions. She often played strong, independent women – even as a young woman, as she is here, she has the air of a leading lady and not an ingénue. Despite her famous speech impediment, her speaking voice is one of her most interesting traits – low and melodic. Rains could play anything. Here he’s an elegant Russian swindler who has set his business up with his own self-preservation in mind, and he’s very believable. Alison Skipworth, as Nicole’s friend and assistant, brings some humor to the film as a card-reader who is less than enthusiastic about Nicole’s association with Orloff. Good movie, and I’m grateful that here in the states, we’re able to see films such as this on TCM.
Country: United States
Duration: 80 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Also known as: Stolen Holiday,Ventura Roubada,流行の女王,To skandalon Orloff