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Slightly French Details


Director Douglas Sirk's love of cinematic esoterica was kept in check in the musical comedy Slightly French. Dorothy Lamour stars as Mary O'Leary, a carnival entertainer who's discovered by enterprising director John Gayle (Don Ameche). The plot dictates that Gayle must pass off Mary as an elegant Parisian actress/singer. This slender plotline enables the film to toss off a number of satirical quips about show biz, and to display Lamour in a variety of exotic costumes. The best musical numbers occur during an extended film-within-a-film sequence. Slightly French is buoyed by its expert supporting cast, including Janis Carter, Willard Parker and Adele Jergens. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Dorothy Lamour
as Mary O'Leary
Don Ameche
as John Gayle
Janis Carter
as Louisa Gayle
Willard Parker
as Douglas Hyde
Adele Jergens
as Yvonne La Tour
Jeanne Manet
as Nicolette
Frank Ferguson
as Marty Freeman
Myron Healey
as Stevens
Leonard Carey
as Wilson
Earl Hodgins
as Barker
Hal K. Dawson
as Director
Will Stanton
as Cockney barker
Frank Mayo
as Soundman
William Bishop
as J.B.
Pierre Watkin
as Publicity man
Carolyn Hughes
as Secretary
Fred Sears
as Cameraman
Charles Jordan
as Studio Policeman
Al Hill
as Brazilian barker
Frank Wilcox
as Starr
Patricia Barry
as Hilda


Douglas Sirk
Irving Starr
Charles Lawton
Morris W. Stoloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Morris W. Stoloff
Composer (Music Score)
George Duning
Composer (Music Score)
George Duning
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jean Louis
Costume Designer
Robert Sidney