Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938

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Vogues of 1938
VOGUES OF 1938.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Irving Cummings
Charles Kerr (assistant)
Produced by Walter Wanger
Written by Bella Spewack
Sam Spewack
Starring Warner Baxter
Joan Bennett
Music by Victor Young (uncredited)
Cinematography Ray Rennahan
Edited by Otho Lovering
Dorothy Spencer
Walter Wanger Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
September 17, 1937
Running time
109 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,048,435[1]
Box office $1,089,956[1]

Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938 (also known by its shortened form, Vogues of 1938) is a 1937 musical comedy film produced by Walter Wanger and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Irving Cummings, written by Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack, and starred Warner Baxter and Joan Bennett. It was filmed in New York City in Technicolor.

It tells the story of a successful fashion designer, beset at home by his shrewish wife and at work by his competitors, whose life becomes even more complicated when one of his customers, a bride-to-be, jilts her wealthy husband and comes to him looking for a job—and possibly romance.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Art Direction (Alexander Toluboff), and Best Music, Original Song (Sammy Fain (music) and Lew Brown (lyrics)) for the song That Old Feeling.[2]

Main cast[edit]

  • Warner Baxter as George Curson
  • Joan Bennett as Wendy Van Klettering
  • Helen Vinson as Mary Curson
  • Mischa Auer as Prince Muratov
  • Alan Mowbray as Henry Morgan
  • Jerome Cowan as Mr. W. Brockton
  • Alma Kruger as Sophie Miller
  • Also, a young Penny Singleton, then known as Dorothy McNulty. Singleton went on to star in the series of "Blondie" movies and the voice of Jane in the "Jetsons" cartoons.


The film reported a loss of $256,207.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Matthew Bernstein, Walter Wagner: Hollywood Independent, Minnesota Press, 2000 p438
  2. ^ "NY Times: Vogues of 1938". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 

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