Miss Ethel 'Dynamite' Jackson is a chorus girl who mistakingly receives an invitation from the State Department to represent the American theatre at an arts exposition in Paris, France. There's only one problem, the invitation was meant for Miss Ethel Barrymore. Meanwhile, S. Winthrop Putnam, the bureaucrat who made the mistake tries unsuccessfully to correct his mix-up. It's too late, for Dynamite Jackson is off to Paris, where the two meet and marry, or so they think! Written by
Sparkling as Champagne! The Year's Musical Eye-ful!
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Did You Know?
Doris Day writes in her autobiography that she only encountered trouble or tension on two of her Warner Bros. films, "Young at Heart" and "April in Paris". On "Paris", she writes that leading man Ray Bolger and director David Butler clashed early on, with Butler accusing Bolger of trying to steal scenes away from Day. Doris says that, being a relative newcomer to films, she was unaware of Bolger's tricks and managed to stay out of the line of fire. See more
Near the end, when Doris Day "stomps" on Ray Bolger's foot, she doesn't hit even close to his foot. See more
Ethel S. 'Dynamite' Jackson
I'm sick and tired of taking orders and I'm not going to finish my dinner. I'm not going to go to my room, either. In fact, I don't know what I'm going to do. But take my advice, gentlemen: Hang on to your life preservers!
Referenced in Family Guy: April in Quahog
April in Paris
Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Sung by Doris Day
Sung by an off-screen chorus during the opening credits See more