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Release Date: May 8th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Impressionable teacher Emmy (Olivia de Havilland) is swept off her feet when she meets Georges (Charles Boyer) in a Mexican border town. Unaware that Georges is a gigolo looking for a woman who will unwittingly help him get a green card, Emmy marries him after only a few days. While carrying out the charade, Georges begins to fall for Emmy, angering his girlfriend, Anita (Paulette Goddard). As his scheme is jeopardized, Georges learns keeping Emmy may be more important than his green card.

Cast: Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen, Walter Abel, Curt Bois, Rosemary DeCamp, Eric Feldary

Director: Mitchell Leisen

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Melodramatic, Escape, Girlfriend, 1940s, Los Angeles, Love, Deception


Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Actress
Nominated Outstanding Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic Picture)
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)