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On the Riviera (1951)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  May 1951 (USA)
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An American entertainer impersonates a wealthy aviator and flirts with his lookalike's neglected wife.

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Louis Foral
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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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Aan de Riviera  »

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$2,500,000 (USA)
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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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On the Riviera
Written by Sylvia Fine
Sung by an off-screen chorus during the opening credits and at the beginning
Performed by Danny Kaye (uncredited) while impersonating Maurice Chevalier
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Two Danny Kayes and Two Beauties
1 November 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Danny Kaye has made many good movies, but "On the Riviera" and "White Christmas" are my favorites. Danny Kaye plays two men who look alike but have different personalities and lives. One is a philandering industrialist, who is elegant, and the other is an entertainer, who is silly. Each man has a beautiful woman in his life: the industrialist's wife (Gene Tierney) and the entertainer's girlfriend (Corinne Calvet). Both women are funny and this is their best comedy.


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