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Topaze (1933) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast .

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Topaze (Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast, 1933)

By Judy on Apr 17, 2011 From Movie Classics

I’m always saying that I plan to write more shorter postings, but now I’m really going to do it, as I’m so busy these days that it’s a choice between writing short postings or not updating this blog at all. Anyway, I will hopefully put a good selection of pictures with each p... Read full article


Topaze (1933)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Myrna Loy and John Barrymore in Topaze Professor Auguste A. Topaze (John Barrymore) teaches his young pupils about the moral philosophies that will make them honest and kind men. But one spoiled little rich kid, Charlemagne (Jackie Searl) doesn't want to hear it. Topaze gives him failing grades bu... Read full article


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Henri Attal and Dominique Zardi had the roles "Men in Boat" but were cut from the final released print.
After Leon Uris left the film, Alfred Hitchcock asked Arthur Laurents if he was interested in working with Hitchcock on the script of Topaz. But Arthur Laurents refused. So Hitchcock called Samuel A. Taylor to work on the script. One of the difficulties Hitchcock and Samuel Taylor faced was they didn't have enough time to work on the script. According to the book "The A-Z of Hitchcock", Samuel Taylor had to continue writing throughout the shooting.
According to Alfred Hitchcock, this was another of his experimental movies. In addition to the dialogue, the plot is revealed through the use of colors, predominantly red, yellow and white. He admits that this did not work out.
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