I Met Him in Paris with Melvyn Douglas, Claudette Colbert, and Robert Young
Sometimes… not always, but sometimes… when two or more of your favorite stars hooked up in a movie, magic ensued. This is what happened with I Met Him in Paris, starring three of my very favorites Melvyn Douglas, Claudette Colbert, and Robert Young (though, admittedly, I spend the entire movie wanting Robert to get out of Melvyn’s way!).
This is an especially cute romcom from 1937 (directed by Wesley Ruggles). The film’s plot is somewhat of a love triangle between the three main characters: Kay (Claudette Colbert), George (Melvyn Douglas), and Gene (Robert Young). The problem is, one is concealing quite a secret.
The chemistry among the three stars is palpable and the writing is timeless.
Paramount leased the land owned by a local Sun Valley silver prospector, Gus Anderson, for 500 dollars and built the set for I Met Him in Paris… complete with a Swiss-like lodge! Gus Anderson and his family apparently moved into the lodge after filming was completed.
A few of the skiing scenes call for us old movie lovers to do what we do best… tell our high falutin’ expectations to take the day off. Is it perfectly believable? No. But as we all know, old movies are about entertainment and fun – and, come on, we wouldn’t have them any other way.
You can find I Met Him in Paris (link to the dvd) on Amazon.
And say it one more time with me… Get out of the way, Gene!
I Met Him in Paris: Melvyn Douglas and Claudette Colbert