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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 wins a lottery and decides to live it up in a luxurious New York hotel (The Walsdorf-Plaza), where she clashes with a bellboy who is more than he appears to be.


  • Francis Lederer as Sandro (Prince Alessandro)
  • Frances Dee as Mirabel Miller
  • Benita Hume as Miss Cordelia Channing
  • Alan Mowbray as Lord Clewe
  • Lennox Pawle as Consul-General Semanek
  • Adele St. Mauer as Lucille (as Adele St. Maur)
  • Akim Tamiroff as Spellek
  • Luis Alberni as Ernest
  • Lionel Stander as Gettel
  • Ferdinand Gottschalk as Mr. Squires
  • Richard Carle as Mr. Spitzer
  • Lenita Lane as Peg DeForrest
  • Barbara Fritchie as Joan Dennison
  • Paul Hurst as Bell Captain
  • Robert Greig as Adolph