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The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)

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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Senator Jonathan Cartwright
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Cpl. Al O'Connor
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Prince Nicholas Obelski
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Ambassador William Fisk
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Gen. 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 gay, bubbly magnum of fun filmed in Paris and served to you in Technicolor and CinemaScope

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26 July 1956 (USA)  »

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A Filha do Embaixador  »

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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 »

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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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Mrs. Cartwright: You're not still blaming him, I hope.
Joan Fisk: He shouldn't have thought me capable of that.
Mrs. Cartwright: Have a heart, girl. He's a man, not an x-ray machine! What are you gonna do about him?
Joan Fisk: Nothing.
Mrs. Cartwright: Pride's a wonderful thing, but it doesn't warm you on a cold, wintry night.
Joan Fisk: I have an electric blanket.
Mrs. Cartwright: ...It won't be the father of your children.
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L'Âme des Poètes
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Paulette Rollin
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Ambassador's Daughter-Get Diplomatic Immunity from this One *
29 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Simply miserable film starring Olivia de Havilland as the daughter of the American ambassador to France. The trouble is that Edward Arnold, the ambassador, and the visiting senator Adolphe Menjou have very little to do in this hopeless film.

It's basically the story of an engaged woman who meets a soldier by chance and the two engage in a whirlwind romance throughout Paris. Tommy Noonan as the friend of John Forsythe, the guy who courts de Havilland, and Myrna Loy, as the senator's wife, are both unable to salvage a poorly written film.

At age 39, Miss de Havilland was way too old for the part.

The story is nonsensical at best and Forsythe confusing de Havilland as a kept woman of the older Menjou is not written up to the hilt as it should have been.

A shame that such a talented cast of thespians were wasted on this nonsense.


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