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The French Line (1954)

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Oil heiress Mame Carson takes an incognito cruise so that men will love her for herself, not her money.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mary 'Mame' Carson
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Pierre DuQuesne
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
'Waco' Mosby
Mary McCarty ...
Annie Farrell
Joyce Mackenzie ...
Myrtle Brown (as Joyce MacKenzie)
Rita Corday ...
Celeste (as Paula Corday)
Scott Elliott ...
Bill Harris
Craig Stevens ...
Phil Barton
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Katherine 'Katy' Hodges (as Laura Elliot)
Steven Geray ...
François, Ship Steward
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Commodore Renard
Michael St. Angel ...
George Hodges
Barbara Darrow ...
Donna Adams
Barbara Dobbins ...
Kitty Lee
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Storyline

Texas heiress Mary 'Mame' Carson strikes oil twice in one day, and her wealth scares away her fiance; so she decides to take a boat trip incognito to Paris and snare a husband using only her own abundant natural charms. To this end, she switches identities with model Myrtle Brown, and sets sail with her bosom pal Annie...and French revue star Pierre DuQuesne, who has been hired to keep a watchful eye on "Mary Carson" a perfect setup for Musical Comedy Misunderstandings. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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oil | heiress | texas | model | cruise | See All (17) »

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THAT Picture! THAT Dance! - you've heard so much about! See more »


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Release Date:

8 February 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die lockende Venus  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jane Russell's dance to "Looking For Trouble" was shot in two versions. For the American release, she did her pelvic "bumps" behind a flower planter. For the European release, the "bumps" were done without anything hiding them. See more »

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Version of The Richest Girl in the World (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

WITH A KISS
(uncredited)
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Ralph Blane and Robert Wells
Performed by Gilbert Roland and bevy of beauties
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I loved the French Line
16 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie at the Egyptian theater yesterday and I enjoyed every minute of it. All of Jane Russell's musical numbers were great!! I admit I didn't like the songs Gilbert Roland sang, but other than that the movie was awesome!! The story line was great and it was really funny. I also enjoyed all of her costumes. I love the girl that played her designer friend, she was goofy. I am proud to say that I was actually really lucky to have seen the real Jane Russell at the 3D showing of the movie. She had a lot of funny stories to tell about the filming of this movie as well during her interview. I recommend this movie to anyone!!


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