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 »
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
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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 »
Beautiful style, women and songs highlight Danny Kaye
There is nothing new about Danny Kaye playing a dual role, however, there is nothing wrong about it either. To observe the delightful manner in which he almost distorts the language, while playing a puppet is always a joy. The added charms of Silvia Fine's skill at twisting the words while allowing her husband to remain twisted in the puppet strings is fun. Only Danny possessed the tongue to deliver such new-fangled words. Watch out, did you recognize Gwen Verdon? She is there all right! Those legs can not be missed, although her beautiful voice is dubbed right out of the movie. The best line of this film has to be, "Mnnnn" with the impersonator unable to say either yes or no to the business mogul's demands, thus increasing the bid ever higher. Did Gene sleep with her husband or with the actor? To this day, I still don't know, and that was a sexy idea to develop. Three cheers for it.
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