A Bedtime Story

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A Bedtime Story
A Bedtime Stroy movie Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Norman Taurog
Produced by Ernest Cohen
Written by Benjamin Glazer
Roy Horniman (novel Bellamy The Magnificent)
Nunnally Johnson
Waldemar Young (screenplay)
Starring Maurice Chevalier
Helen Twelvetrees
Edward Everett Horton
Cinematography Charles Lang
Edited by Otho Lovering
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • April 22, 1933 (1933-04-22)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English/French

A Bedtime Story is a 1933 Franco-American Pre-Code romantic comedy film starring Maurice Chevalier.


Chevalier plays a Parisian playboy who finds himself obliged to care for an abandoned baby. The film was directed by Norman Taurog and also stars Edward Everett Horton, Helen Twelvetrees, and Baby LeRoy (in his film debut, as the baby).

Production problem[edit]

The film was notable for the performance of Baby LeRoy, a one-year-old who had been selected from an orphanage by Chevalier and Taurog for his charming appeal. When certain scenes needed to be re-shot, they found that the baby had grown two front teeth, even though the later scenes would be showing the bare gums. There was no way round this.[1]



  1. ^ With Love, the Autobiography of Maurice Chevalier (Cassell, 1960), p. 325.

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