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Director:
Writers:
Phoebe Ephron (screenplay) and
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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:
Caron Appealing; Widescreen A Must See more (34 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)
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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126 min
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2.55 : 1 See more »
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4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints) | Mono (Western Electric Recording) (optical prints)
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There was no soundtrack album of the Johnny Mercer score issued in 1955, but Fred Astaire and Ray Anthony compensated with commercial discs. Mr. Astaire's 45 on RCA Victor found him singing a ballad version of the Oscar-nominated "Something's Gotta Give," along with the peppy "Sluefoot," which in the film served as a vocal for The Pied Pipers, backed by the Anthony band. Fred's next recording of "Something's Gotta Give," taken at a brisker tempo, turned up on an LP called "Fred Astaire Today," released by Kapp in 1959. Returning to 1955, Ray Anthony and His Orchestra had in the marketplace a Capitol revamp of four songs from the picture: "Sluefoot," "Something's Gotta Give," "Dream" and "Thunderbird" (the last cut an instrumental composed by Mr. Anthony and George Williams).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the top-hat dance number with Jervis and Julie, she is wearing a light blue ribbon around her waste; in the poster that includes a still from that scene, the waist ribbon is red.See more »
Quotes:
Alicia Pritchard:Mr. Griggs, a person is NOT a corporation! A person is flesh and blood... and feelings !See more »
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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Caron Appealing; Widescreen A Must, 4 May 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Leslie Caron elevates this film with her charm, her pleasant French accent and innocence. The movie also is bright and colorful and features a lot of dance with The Master: Fred Astaire. For me, the bad side was it wasn't the kind of dancing from Astaire that I always liked: tap. For those who prefer the '50s dance style, this movie will be super.

Caron also does a few ballet numbers. She plays an 18-year-old which was a little unrealistic because she doesn't look that young, although I think she was only around 24. Astaire, even though he was in his mid '50s, the same year as the movie, was still agile and very talented.

The dialog is very dated, especially with the college girls of the day. Even though I don't own it, I am glad to see this is out on DVD. The formatted-to-TV VHS picture cuts off a lot of the colorful dance scenery, so the disc is a "must" over the tape.

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