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Paris Model (1953)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 November 1953 (USA)
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The story of a dress and the effects it has on the women who wear it begs the question of where is O.Henry when he is needed. "Nude at Midnight", a new and daring Paris style creation is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Maxwell ...
Marion Parmalee
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Betty Barnes
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Gogo Montaine
Barbara Lawrence ...
Marta Jensen
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Patrick J. 'P.J.' Sullivan
Robert Hutton ...
Charlie Johnson
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Edgar Blevins
Tom Conway ...
Maharajah of Kim-Kepore
Aram Katcher ...
Louis-Jean Vacheron
Florence Bates ...
Mrs. Nora Sullivan
Gloria Christian ...
Cora Blevins
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Papa Jensen
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Prince Romanoff (as Prince Michael Romanoff)
Laurette Luez ...
Lisa
Bibs Borman ...
Berta Courtallez
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The story of a dress and the effects it has on the women who wear it begs the question of where is O.Henry when he is needed. "Nude at Midnight", a new and daring Paris style creation is worn by Gogo Mantaine to try and ensnare the Rajah of Kim-Kepore but he is attracted to Lisa, the girl who modeled the dress. Marion Parmelee dons the gown to charm her husband's retiring (as in quitting) boss, Patrick James Sullivan, into letting her husband, Jack Parmelee take over the business, but the boss' wife Nora, who really runs the business, has other ideas. The same model dress is worn by Betty Barnes, in an effort to attract her boss, lawyer Edgar Blevins, who is married to a dowdy wife, Cora, but the wife turns up wearing the same dress. Marta Jensen uses the dress to inveigle her reluctant sweetheart, Charlie Johnson into a marriage proposal. Since she also attracts the Rajah, her options expand. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Cecil Kellaway, Robert Hutton, Leif Erickson, Tom Conway and those Paris Models. See more »

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Hard to believe this was released by a major studio
15 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie looks so amateurish it's hard to believe it was released by a major studio, Columbia.

The script might have seemed funny to 9th graders at one time, but anyone older than that would see only a series of lame and very flat jokes.

Eva Gabor's bits with her seductive eyes are done in such an unfunny way you have to wonder if the director, Alfred E. Green, was even on the set when her segment was filmed. (In fact, Green had directed over 100 movies by then, including a few minor hits like The Jolson Story.) The same is true of Paulette Goddard's attempts to seduce her boss. The script and pacing are so poor you can't believe a professional, seasoned director could have been overseeing them. (Goddard, a very talented actress, did what she could with the material, but it still comes off as embarrassing.) And so on for most of the rest of it. Some talented actors, such as Cecil Kellaway and Florence Bates, trapped in a very unfunny script, doing their best not to embarrass themselves.

There is no reason to watch this movie. Even if you're interested in depictions of women's fashions in the 1950s, this has nothing to offer. Try Gentlemen Prefer Blondes or something like that instead.

Yuck.


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