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April in Paris (1952)

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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. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Ethel S. 'Dynamite' Jackson
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S. 'Sam' Winthrop Putnam
Claude Dauphin ...
Philippe Fouquet
Eve Miller ...
Marcia Sherman
George Givot ...
François
Paul Harvey ...
Secretary Robert Sherman
Herbert Farjeon ...
Joshua Stevens
Wilson Millar ...
Sinclair Wilson
Raymond Largay ...
Joseph Welmar
John Alvin ...
Tracy
Jack Lomas ...
Cab Driver
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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 Kelly

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Sparkling as Champagne! The Year's Musical Eye-ful!


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17 April 1953 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

April i Paris  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

Near the end, when Doris Day "stomps" on Ray Bolger's foot, she doesn't hit even close to his foot. See more »

Quotes

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!
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Referenced in Mary Tyler Moore: Divorce Isn't Everything (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

It Must Be Good
(uncredited)
Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Doris Day
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One good dance number - Paris should have looked better!
4 December 1998 | by (Newport, Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

First off, I am a huge Doris fan and I thought this movie was not one of her best (her own autobiography said she wanted someone different for the choreography...but I thought that was the best part). Doris is always good but the movie might have looked better if we saw some of the real Paris and why not show off some of the fashions sung about and actually see real settings.

Ray Bolger was NOT Fred Astaire but he sure is energetic. There was no real spark between Ray and Doris (who is excellent in the "Rock the Boat" number in the Cruiseliner's kitchen).

I bought this inexpensively from Ken Cranes on Laserdisc and Doris looks terrific as always. From what I've read Ray had some trouble with the director who accused him of trying to upstage Doris on camera - as if that were ever possible.

My advice...rent TEA FOR TWO instead.


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