This Man in Paris (1939)

A 22-year-old Valerie Hobson is luminous in this comedy thriller.

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Introduction

Barnes and Hobson, as an ace reporter and his wife, serve up a nice line in banter while hunting down a gang of counterfeiters in Paris, all under the watchful eye of skinflint newspaper boss Macgregor (Sim).

The husband-and-wife team in this snappy comedy was the closest British film came to emulating the success of American series The Thin Man.

Hobson, still only 22, had already had a successful stint in Hollywood, but returned to Britain where her career continued to flourish over the next two decades.

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