The Gay Deception

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The Gay Deception
Film poster
Directed by William Wyler
Produced by Jesse L. Lasky
Written by Stephen Morehouse Avery
Don Hartman
Patterson McNutt (uncredited contributor to treatment)
Samson Raphaelson (uncredited contributor to dialogue)
Arthur Richman (uncredited additional dialogue)
Starring Francis Lederer
Frances Dee
Cinematography Joseph Valentine
Edited by Robert L. Simpson
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • September 13, 1935 (1935-09-13)
Running time
75-77 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Gay Deception is a 1935 romantic comedy film starring Francis Lederer and Frances Dee. Writers Stephen Morehouse Avery and Don Hartman were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Story.


Secretary Mirabel Miller (Frances Dee) wins a lottery and decides to live it up in a luxurious New York hotel (The Waldorf-Plaza), where she clashes with a bellboy (Francis Lederer) who is more than he appears to be.


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