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Rich, Young and Pretty (1951)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  9 July 1951 (USA)
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Jim Stauton Rogers ('WEndell Corey'), a Texas rancher turned international diplomat, take his young daughter,Elizabeth Rogers (Jane Powell), on a trip to Paris. He is concerned that his ... See full summary »

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Elizabeth Rogers
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Marie Devarone
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Jim Stauton Rogers
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Andre Milan
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Paul Sarnac
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Claude Duval
Una Merkel ...
Glynnie
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Bob Lennart
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Monsieur Henri Milan
Duci De Kerekjarto ...
Gypsy Leader (as Duci deKerekjarto)
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Jean - Maitre D'
George Tatar ...
Hungarian Dancer
Katrin Tatar ...
Hungarian Dancer
Monique Chantal ...
Maid
Four Freshmen ...
Singing Quartette (as 'Four Freshmen' Quartette)
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Jim Stauton Rogers ('WEndell Corey'), a Texas rancher turned international diplomat, take his young daughter,Elizabeth Rogers (Jane Powell), on a trip to Paris. He is concerned that his daughter might come in contact with her mother,Marie Devarone (Danielle Darrieux), a Parisian singer he met and loved more than twenty-five years ago. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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9 July 1951 (USA)  »

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Rica, Jovem e Bonita  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Jane Powell was pregnant during the filming of this movie. See more »

Quotes

[Elizabeth has just met Andre, a Frenchman who speaks with an American accent.]
Elizabeth Rogers: That's funny. You don't speak with a French accent.
Andre Milan: My father is English, so I was educated in England.
Elizabeth Rogers: But you don't speak with an English accent.
Andre Milan: Why should I? I'm French!
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Paris
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Charming, tuneful MGM musical. Danielle Darrieux excels!
21 July 2001 | by (New York City, USA) – See all my reviews

This lovely, little-known MGM musical from 1951 stands above most others of its genre by utilizing a strong, often (unintentionally) disturbing and moving storyline as a background for its delightful musical numbers and melodic score.

Jane Powell is fresh as the first day of spring, and in fine voice. Vic Damone's equally engaging as her romantic interest. But the real surprise is the depth and vivacity of the "adult" performers -- Wendell Corey, Fernando Lamas (whose resonant baritone voice is fully utilized) and the delicious Danielle Darrieux in one of her few American movies. She provides charm, elegance and alluring sex-appeal as a woman who abandoned her daughter (Powell) shortly after her birth, divorced her husband (Corey), returned to her native France, and resumed her career as a Parisian nightclub performer, currently in love with her cabaret co-star Lamas. Corey unwittingly takes his daughter to Paris for a vacation, having no idea she will eventually discover the identity of her supposedly "deceased" mother.

The sad undercurrents of the plot are glossed over by a lush Technicolored production and one riveting song after another. The riveting finale is staged and photographed and sung to vivid perfection.

A delicious diversion, with a glorious cast doing full justice to its entrancing score and poignant screenplay. Simply a pity that the delectable, saucy Ms. Darrieux was never teamed with Fred Astaire, though Ms. Powell was one year later in the knockout "Royal Wedding".


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