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Director:
Writers:
Phoebe Ephron (screenplay) and
Henry Ephron (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
5 May 1955 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 nomination See more »
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(4 articles)
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User Reviews:
Masterfully choreographed, lush visual style, and charming script See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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Runtime:
126 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints) | Mono (Western Electric Recording) (optical prints)
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Trivia:
Johnny Mercer had written lyrics for Fred Astaire to expound on the "History of the Beat," but in the release print, Fred sings only the verse, not the chorus, before going into his dance routine in his office.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Jervis day-dreams over the letters, objects on the desk change position.See more »
Quotes:
Alicia Pritchard:Mr. Griggs, a person is NOT a corporation! A person is flesh and blood... and feelings !See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Miracle (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dancing Through LifeSee more »

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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Masterfully choreographed, lush visual style, and charming script, 13 July 2005
Author: peacey from Santa Cruz, CA

This is one of the best films I've seen in quite some time. The dance sequences were used beautifully to further the story and flesh out characters. Astaire and Caron have great chemistry, overcoming the age difference of the characters. And Caron is with Astaire on every step of the dance sequences.

Unlike some dance-heavy, Astaire-vehicles (like An American in Paris in some places), this film's dance sequences do not drag down the plot or flow of the film. To the contrary, they are delightful-- and I'm generally not one for these kinds of films.

I have to say that I wasn't engaged throughout the entire film. But I really think this is more a matter of generation gap than quality of cinema. It's relatively long for a fairly simple story, and thus takes some patience to watch all the way through. However, I believe it's worth it for more thoughtful viewers and lovers of '50s films and dance.

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