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On the Riviera (1951)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  May 1951 (USA)
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Jack Martin (Danny Kaye), an American entertainer working cabarets on the French Riviera, does an impersonation of philandering industrialist Henri Duran (Kaye, again) so convincingly that ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Corinne Calvet ...
Colette
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Philippe Lebrix
Jean Murat ...
Felix Periton
Henri Letondal ...
Louis Foral
Clinton Sundberg ...
Antoine
Sig Ruman ...
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Joyce Mackenzie ...
Mimi (as Joyce MacKenzie)
Monique Chantal ...
Minette
Marina Koshetz ...
Mme. Louise Cornet
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Jack Martin (Danny Kaye), an American entertainer working cabarets on the French Riviera, does an impersonation of philandering industrialist Henri Duran (Kaye, again) so convincingly that even Duran's beautiful wife (Gene Tierney) is fooled by it. When Duran's business interests compel him to be in London when he should be hosting a large soiree at his home, Martin is persuaded to impersonate Duran at the party. But matters threaten to get out of hand when Martin (as Duran) is confronted by several of the philanderer's women, and by Duran's ruthless business rival, M. Periton (Jean Murat). Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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The painting of Gene Tierney over the fireplace is, of course, the famous portrait of her from the black-and-white noir classic Laura (1944). It is the only opportunity to see the legendary painting in color. See more »

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When Danny Kaye changes costumes in his cabaret act, he puts on a Scottish kilt, but he puts it on backwards. Scottish kilts are always worn with the pleats in the back; Danny's are in the front. See more »


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Written by Sylvia Fine
Performed by Danny Kaye (uncredited)
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Lavish and colorful Danny Kaye comedy.
26 May 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Not all Danny Kaye films have lasted well. In my opinion the two that have are "The Court Jester" and "On The Riviera".

"On the Riviera" is a superbly mounted comedy, with gorgeous Riviera scenery, lavish sets, and some ravishingly beautiful women. The mistaken identity plot is an old one but there great scenes of confusion and some good and sometimes surprisingly suggestive dialogue, unusual for the time especially in a Danny Kaye movie.

Dance routines are imaginative and energetic with some statuesque and eager looking chorus girls. Gwen Verdon does a specialty number.

Thoroughly enjoyable, it stands up to repeat viewing.


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