A Bedtime Story
|A Bedtime Story|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Norman Taurog|
|Produced by||Ernest Cohen|
|Written by||Benjamin Glazer|
Roy Horniman (novel Bellamy The Magnificent)
Waldemar Young (screenplay)
Edward Everett Horton
|Edited by||Otho Lovering|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Chevalier plays a Parisian playboy who finds himself obliged to care for an abandoned baby. The film was directed by Norman Taurog and also stars Edward Everett Horton, Helen Twelvetrees, and Baby LeRoy (in his film debut, as the baby).
The film was notable for the performance of Baby LeRoy, a one-year-old who had been selected from an orphanage by Chevalier and Taurog for his charming appeal. When certain scenes needed to be re-shot, they found that the baby had grown two front teeth, even though the later scenes would be showing the bare gums. There was no way round this.
- Maurice Chevalier as Monsieur Rene
- Helen Twelvetrees as Sally
- Edward Everett Horton as Victor Dubois
- Adrienne Ames as Paulette
- Baby LeRoy as Monsieur "Baby"
- Earle Foxe as Max de l'Enclos
- Leah Ray as Mademoiselle Gabrielle
- Betty Lorraine as Suzanne Dubois
- Gertrude Michael as Louise
- Ernest Wood as Robert
- Reginald Mason as General Louse's father
- Henry Kolker as Agent de Police
- George MacQuarrie as Henry Joudain
- Paul Panzer as Concierge
- Frank Reicher as Aristide
- George Barbier as Toy Seller
- With Love, the Autobiography of Maurice Chevalier (Cassell, 1960), p. 325.