God's Gift to Women

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1931
  • Running time: 72 min
“If you want to live, you must follow the tranquil existence of an oyster,” the eminent cardiologist warns his terrified patient. “No excitement and no women. One kiss and you die!” Mon Dieu! No kissing? That’s the kiss of death for ladies’ man Toto Duryea. read more
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“If you want to live, you must follow the tranquil existence of an oyster,” the eminent cardiologist warns his terrified patient. “No excitement and no women. One kiss and you die!” Mon Dieu! No kissing? That’s the kiss of death for ladies’ man Toto Duryea. And especially now, when he’s found the woman who has won his heart forever. Too bad that heart is one sick ticker. Vaudeville and stage star Frank Fay portrays Toto in this jaunty pre-Code bedroom farce set in Paris and directed by the legendary Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, Life With Father). Vivacious kewpie doll Joan Blondell and flapper femme fatale Louise Brooks are among former lovers who rush to Toto’s bedside eager to provide comfort. But he rejects them all for a hard-to-get American beauty (Laura LaPlante) whose lips have touched his only once. And oh how he longs to repeat the experience. Will Toto give his life for one more heavenly smooch?

Original Release

04/13/1931

US Release

04/13/1931

Cast

Frank Fay Toto Duryea
Laura La Plante Diane Churchill
Joan Blondell Fifi
Charles Winninger John Churchill
Alan Mowbray Auguste, Toto's Butler / Auguste - Toto's Butler
Louise Brooks Florine
Arthur Edmund Carewe Dr. Louis Dumont
Billy House Mons. Cesare
Yola d'Avril Dagmar
John T. Murray Mons. Chaumier, an Irate Husband
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Curtiz

Writers

Joseph Jackson, Raymond Griffith, Jane Hinton, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan

Cast

Frank Fay Toto Duryea
Laura La Plante Diane Churchill
Joan Blondell Fifi
Charles Winninger John Churchill
Alan Mowbray Auguste, Toto's Butler / Auguste - Toto's Butler
Louise Brooks Florine
Arthur Edmund Carewe Dr. Louis Dumont
Billy House Mons. Cesare
Yola d'Avril Dagmar
John T. Murray Mons. Chaumier, an Irate Husband
Margaret Livingston Tania Donaliff
Armand Kaliz Mons. Rancour
Charles Judels Undertaker
Tyrell Davis Basil, called 'Pompom'
Eleanor Gutöhrlein Maybelle - Party Girl / Maybelle
Karla Gutöhrlein Marie - a Party Girl / Marie
Ethlyne Clair Yvonne, a Party Girl
Bill Elliott Night Club Patron
Hazel Howell Camille
Alphonse Martell Alphonse - the Headwaiter

Editors

James Gibbon

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