An honest and naive schoolteacher gets a lesson in how the world works outside the classroom, when a rich Baron and his mistress use the teacher's name and outstanding reputation in a crooked business scheme.
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"Topaze" the simple minded school teacher, who found it more desirable to be a Master Grafter, conquering political intrigue with Myran Loy, Gloria Stuart, Jobyna Howland. (Print Ad- Register Herald, ((Pine Plains, NY)) 2 March 1933)
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From National Board of Review: The committee has chosen "TOPAZE" as the best American film of the year, a film which in addition to its excellence of production, and John Barrymore's memorable characterization, exercises remarkably the true function of comedy in cutting deep into the oddities of human nature that makes life what it is. See more
Early in the film, a student tears a calendar page from a wall calendar, indicating a date of 1932, December, Friday the 13th. In actuality, the 13th day of December, 1932 was a Tuesday, not a Friday. See more
You're the most impudent scoundrel I've ever known.
Baron Philippe de La Tour-La Tour
Sir, I am impervious to flattery.
Version of Topaze
Roses from the South, Waltz op. 388
Music by Johann Strauss
Played as background music during restaurant scene See more