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 »
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
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The film market became segmented when studios realized that they could release and distribute differing versions of films for domestic and international audiences. In this film, in a scene set in a Parisian nightclub, Joan Fisk (Olivia de Havilland), daughter of the US Ambassador to France and American GI Sgt. Danny Sullivan (John Forsythe) watched a stage revue. In the European version, the dancers were topless. See more »
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 »
In romantic Paris, girlish Ambassador's daughter Olivia de Havilland (as Joan Fisk) entertains dignified Myrna Loy, the wife of visiting US Senator Adolphe Menjou (as Jonathan Cartwright). While modeling "Christian Dior" clothing, Ms. De Havilland attracts handsome young American servicemen John Forsythe (as Daniel "Danny" Sullivan) and finds herself invited to dinner. Though American, and engaged to a French man, de Havilland decides to go out with Mr. Forsythe and pose as a French model. She wants to prove, "The American enlisted man is not a mucker" (defined in my search as "a rough or coarse person")...
Since we know how this story will end, the fun is in seeing how the couple gets there - but there isn't much fun to be had. Norman Krasna provides his star with a big, colorful landscape. The screen is filled sometimes, most strikingly with feather-fanned strippers; however, this plays more like an anomaly with this cast. At the end of the 1940s, de Havilland had become one of filmdom's most respected, awarded and admired dramatic actresses - here, she seems to be going backwards. Alas, roles for women after age 20 were not plentiful and the competition for the few good scripts was fierce. At least we have Paris...
***** The Ambassador's Daughter (7/26/56) Norman Krasna ~ Olivia de Havilland, John Forsythe, Myrna Loy, Adolphe Menjou
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