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The Flame of New Orleans (1941) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by René Clair and produced by René Clair and Joe Pasternak.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Martin Obzina, Jack Otterson; Interior Decoration: Russell A. GausmanNominated

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The Flame of New Orleans (1941)

on Jul 18, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

The Flame of New Orl?ans isn’t a flame, more of a crackle.? Despite the presence of Dietrich and I Married a Witch director Rene Clair, the formulaic plot is funny but muted by a dull script and two bland leading men.? Dietrich returns to her trademark snap, and Clair’s views of New Orl?... Read full article

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René Clair stated he and screenwriter Norman Krasna devised the film to parody Marlene Dietrich's screen image, and they did so with her knowledge.
Universal was testing Maria Montez just in case Marlene Dietrich left the film.
Last movie sisters Barbara and Gloria Brewster made together.
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Best Art Direction Oscar 1941

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Also directed by René Clair

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