Fools for Scandal with Carole Lombard and Fernand Gravet. This is a screwball comedy with Lombard playing an incognito American actress visiting Paris and London. Gravet plays a destitute Parisian chef who courts her. When Gravet ends up spending the night after a masquerade party in Lombard's London home (ostensibly to serve as her personal cook) all of London society is alight with the scandal.
This was Lombard's only 1938 movie and she died in a plane crash in early 1942, so this was close to the end of her career. I enjoyed her a lot. Fernand Gravet played Johann Strauss II in The Great Waltz. The songs in this movie are by Rodgers and Hart, but this isn't really a musical. There is one "spoken word" duet called "Food for Scandal" which must have been a contender for the title of this film.
|Allen Jenkins and Fernand Gravet|
Familiar faces: Allen Jenkins as Gravet's sidekick; Ralph Bellamy as Lombard's wannabe fiancé.
Fools for Scandal Trailer on TCM