Topaze (1933 American film)
|Directed by||D'Abbadie D'Arrast|
|Produced by||David O. Selznick|
|Written by||Ben Hecht
Benn W. Levy
|Based on||Topaze (play)
by Marcel Pagnol
|Music by||Roy Webb|
|Edited by||William Hamilton|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Running time||78 min.|
Topaze is a 1933 American film based on the French play of the same name by Marcel Pagnol. Another film version of Topaze, this one made in the original French, and directed by Pagnol himself, was also made that year, starring Louis Jouvet in the title role.
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The film follows Prof. Auguste A. Topaze (John Barrymore), an honest professor facing the reality and dishonesty of the world after he is taken advantage of by a baron's business dealings.
- John Barrymore as Professor Auguste A. Topaze
- Myrna Loy as Coco
- Reginald Mason as Baron Philippe de La Tour-La Tour
- Jobyna Howland as Baroness Hortense de La Tour-La Tour
- Jackie Searl as Charlemagne de La Tour-La Tour
- Albert Conti as Henri de Fairville
- Frank Reicher as Dr. Stegg
- Luis Alberni as Dr. Bomb
- Lowden Adams as Joseph--Butler
Topaze won the 1933 National Board of Review Award for Best Film.
Mordaunt Hall said "[I]t is an agreeable and effective film, and Mr. Barrymore lends no little artistry to the rôle of the benign Professor Auguste Topaze, a part played with rare skill on the stage by Frank Morgan."
- New York Times review by Mordaunt Hall
- The Dame in the Kimono by Leonard Leff and Jerold Simmons (Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1990)
- Topaze at the Internet Movie Database
- allrovi/synopsis Topaze
- lobby poster; Topaze
- Topaze (1933 American film) at the TCM Movie Database
- Topaze at the American Film Institute Catalog
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