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Release Date:
5 May 1955 (USA) See more »
On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 nomination See more »
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A delicious French-American concoction See more (34 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fred Astaire ... Jervis Pendleton III

Leslie Caron ... Julie Andre

Terry Moore ... Linda Pendleton

Thelma Ritter ... Alicia Pritchard

Fred Clark ... Griggs
Charlotte Austin ... Sally McBride

Larry Keating ... Ambassador Alexander Williamson
Kathryn Givney ... Gertrude Pendleton
Kelly Brown ... Jimmy McBride
Ray Anthony ... Himself (as Ray Anthony and his Orchestra)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adler ... Deliveryman (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor ... Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Second Jeweler (uncredited)
Tim Cagney ... Orphan (uncredited)
Kathryn Card ... Miss Carrington (uncredited)
John Carlyle ... Student in 'Sluefoot' Dance Sequence (uncredited)
Janice Carroll ... Athetic Girl Dancer (uncredited)

Barrie Chase ... Blonde dancer (in "International Playboy") (uncredited)
Ann Codee ... Madame Sevanne (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)

James Cromwell ... Extra (uncredited)
Lillian Culver ... Inquisitive Woman (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
Guy Des Rochers ... French Lieutenant (uncredited)
Shirley Doble ... College Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Dumke ... Mr. Bronson (uncredited)
George Dunn ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Pat Ferguson ... Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Steven Geray ... Emile (uncredited)
Kelly Gordon ... Student in 'Sluefoot' Dance Sequence (uncredited)
Ivis Goulding ... Dignified Woman (uncredited)
Chester Hayes ... Graduation Extra (uncredited)
Bill Hines ... Army Sergeant (uncredited)
David Hoffman ... Jeweler (uncredited)
Charles Anthony Hughes ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
J. Anthony Hughes ... Deliveryman (uncredited)
Virginia Hunter ... College Girl (uncredited)
Diane Jergens ... College Girl (uncredited)
Tim Johnson ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Joseph Kearns ... Guide (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Airport Extra (uncredited)
Larry Kent ... Butler (uncredited)
Frank Kreig ... French Farmer (uncredited)
Numa Lapeyre ... Jean (uncredited)
Eileen Maxwell ... College Girl (uncredited)
Michael McLean ... Orphan (uncredited)
Lisa Montell ... College Girl (uncredited)
Liliane Montevecchi ... College Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ... Prom Attendee (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
Damian O'Flynn ... Larry Hamilton (uncredited)

Leslie Parrish ... College Girl (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
Paul Power ... Commission Member (uncredited)
Evelyn Rudie ... Codene, Orphan Girl (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Sara Shane ... Pat (uncredited)

Pat Sheehan ... College Girl (uncredited)
Olan Soule ... Asst. Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Graduation Extra (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Man in Elevator (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Man in White Suit, Ballet Nightmare Sequence (uncredited)
Helen Van Tuyl ... College Dean (uncredited)
Percival Vivian ... Professor (uncredited)

Carleton Young ... Commission Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Negulesco 
Writing credits
Phoebe Ephron (screenplay) and
Henry Ephron (screenplay)

Jean Webster (novel)

Produced by
Samuel G. Engel .... producer
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
Alfred Newman (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William Reynolds 
Art Direction by
John DeCuir  (as John De Cuir)
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Walter M. Scott 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Kenneth Honnold .... sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Keogh .... ballet costumes designer
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Kay Nelson .... modern wardrobe designer
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
Lyman Hallowell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Ken Darby .... vocal supervisor
Earle Hagen .... orchestrator
Skip Martin .... orchestrator
Billy May .... orchestrator
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator
Alfred Newman .... conductor
Alfred Newman .... music supervisor
Alex North .... composer: ballet music "Paris, Hong Kong, Rio"
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Other crew
Fred Astaire .... dances staged by
Roland Petit .... ballets by
David Robel .... dances staged by
Michael Audley .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
William E. Orr .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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126 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints) | Mono (Western Electric Recording) (optical prints)

Did You Know?

Fred Astaire was 56 years old at the time the movie was shot. Leslie Caron was only 24.See more »
Continuity: As Jervis day-dreams over the letters, objects on the desk change position.See more »
Alicia Pritchard:Mr. Griggs, a person is NOT a corporation! A person is flesh and blood... and feelings !See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Love.Com: The Movie (2006)See more »
Guardian AngelSee more »


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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A delicious French-American concoction, 30 January 2002
Author: overseer-3 from Florida

I love this movie, have watched it countless times, never tire of it...except for one part: the dream sequence near the end. It's kind of tedious and I always fast forward it to the cute ending. I think it is neat that Fred wanted Leslie Caron for the part of Julie (Jerusha in the book) instead of Mitzi Gaynor. The movie would have been a dud with anyone else but Leslie in the ingenue role. She is just darling. The best scene is "Something's Gotta Give". That is one classy song and one classy scene. It has more sex appeal and chemistry than most modern romantic movies can muster.

Just one more note: Fred Clark and Thelma Ritter are quite funny, together and apart. I like the interplay between them and Fred's character Jervis, and some of the dialogue makes me burst out laughing each time I see it. Overall good 1950's musical. I liked it better than Funny Face because the character Audrey Hepburn played in that film rubbed me the wrong way. Leslie is just as sweet as a sugar plum fairy in contrast.

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