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The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  26 July 1956 (USA)
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Joan Fisk, daughter of the American ambassador to France, is bored with entertaining the wives of visiting V.I.P.s and decides to conduct an experiment. She accepts a date with an American ... See full summary »

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Joan Fisk
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Mrs. Cartwright
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Senator Jonathan Cartwright
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Prince Nicholas Obelski
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General Andrew Harvey
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Joan Fisk, daughter of the American ambassador to France, is bored with entertaining the wives of visiting V.I.P.s and decides to conduct an experiment. She accepts a date with an American G.I. and tries to prove to her father and his friends that not all soldiers are wolves. But by the end of their first date, when wine, music and the young man's charms have swept her off her feet, she realizes that she may have won more than the bet. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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A Filha do Embaixador  »

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Edward Arnold and Adolphe Menjou shared the same birthday: February 18th, 1890. See more »

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The Senator's wife stated her husband was a "boy wonder" elected to the Senate at age 28. The Constitution requires a minimum age of 30. See more »

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Cpl. Al O'Connor: [O'Connor and Sullivan have tickets to the ballet] I'll buy the tickets, let's go someplace else.
Sgt. Danny Sullivan: You've never been to the ballet. How do you know you won't like it?
Cpl. Al O'Connor: I've never been skinned alive either. I've got an opinion.
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L'âme des poètes
Written by Charles Trenet
Performed by Paulette Rollin
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Pleasant cast does wonders with slight comedy
13 March 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Olivia de Havilland spent most of her post-Oscar years in serious dramas, so it's nice to see her looking so radiantly lovely in a technicolor comedy, enjoying herself in a comedy for a change. Paris is the setting and the color photography is excellent. The slight story concerns de Havilland seeking to prove to her father (Edward Arnold) and a senator and his wife (Adolphe Menjou, Myrna Loy) that American servicemen aren't all wolves and to prove it has a harmless fling with a young G.I. (John Forsythe). Unfortunately, as in all Norman Krasna comedies, plot complications develop before she winds up in Forsythe's arms for an amusing final scene. The cast sparkles with some fine work by de Havilland, Myrna Loy, Adolphe Menjou, Edward Arnold and--in one of his funniest roles--Tom Noonan. Only bad piece of casting is John Forsythe--who looks wooden and uncomfortable throughout with no comic flair whatsoever. Despite this, de Havilland manages to give a spirited performance that won the Belgian Prix Femina for Best Actress in a comedy in '56. Slight but amusing and very watchable.


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