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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
Jean Murat ...
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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Storyline

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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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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Deep in the Heart of Texas
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Music by Don Swander
Lyrics by June Hershey
French Lyrics by Maurice Vandair
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Unflattering casting undermines star and sinks movie
9 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The previous reviewer found nothing to like in this movie, and I would agree in all respects but one. It is a typical movie musical in that the thin plot serves only to get from one musical number to the next. But in this case, the musical numbers are all forgettable and not worth getting to. Then there is the casting: it is impossible to accept Vic Damone as a Frenchman. But there is one interesting element: Danielle Darrieux. Darrieux had been one of the great stars of French cinema in the 1930s, making first-rate films like Mayerling with Charles Boyer (1936). By 1951, when this movie was made, she was no longer a young woman, but still a stunning beauty and a great actress. Setting her against Jane Powell, who is cute and perky here (she would be both more attractive and more interesting in other films), makes Powell look weak by comparison. It was another poor job of casting, in a sense, but it provides about the only thing worth watching in this otherwise completely forgettable movie.


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