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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
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Danielle Darrieux returned to Hollywood to make this film after several years in Europe. She plays a woman who left her family in the US to live in Europe. See more »
[Elizabeth has just met Andre, a Frenchman who speaks with an American accent.]
That's funny. You don't speak with a French accent.
My father is English, so I was educated in England.
But you don't speak with an English accent.
Why should I? I'm French!
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Unflattering casting undermines star and sinks movie
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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