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La Parisienne (1957)

Une parisienne (original title)
Set against the picturesque springtime in Paris, the prime minister's daughter marries a buttoned down cabinet official, but when her new husband starts stepping out behind her back, the young bride takes of for the Riviera.

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Cast

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Le prince Charles
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Michel Legrand
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Brigitte Laurier
Noël Roquevert ...
Le docteur d'Herblay
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Monique Wilson
Fernand Sardou ...
Fernand le Barman
Claire Maurier ...
Caroline Herblay
Robert Pizani ...
Ambassadeur Mouchkine
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Le colonel d'aviation
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Irma
Harry-Max ...
L'ambassadeur (as Harry Max)
Marcel Charvey ...
Un mauvais garçon
Vera Talchi ...
Titine
Marcel Pérès ...
Le général (as Marcel Pérés)
Henri Cogan ...
Un bagarreur
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Storyline

The President of France's daughter falls for her fathers attaché and asks to be his mistress. Instead he marries her and flies off on their honeymoon. On the honeymoon she meets the prince who makes friends with her. This leads to a scandalous trip to Nice. Did something go wrong? They both come back with a cold. Is it from swimming or an assignation? The husband is jealous. What's the truth? Written by stephen scialli

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Bardot At Her Frankest! At Her Frenchest! At Her Funniest! In Her First BIG Picture! See more »

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16 December 1957 (France)  »

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$450,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The airplane used is the Morane-Saulnier MS.755 Fleuret, a prototype French two-seat jet trainer designed and built by Morane-Saulnier. It failed to gain any orders but was developed into the larger four-seat MS.760 Paris. The one and only prototype was registered F-ZWRS, in the movie it is shown as F-WZRS. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Michel Legrand: I'll speak to the Prime Minister. Call me in two weeks.
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Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 9 November 1958 (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Duo Du Balcon
Written by André Hodeir, Henri Crolla and Hubert Rostaing
Sung by Christiane Legrand
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The Ultimately Perfectly Delicious Confection
27 April 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with all the previous commenter's--this is simply the best of all frothy comedies, with Bardot as sexy as Marilyn Monroe ever was, and definitely with a prettier face (maybe there's less mystique, but look how Marilyn paid for that.) I don't think I've ever seen such a succulent-looking female on screen, so perfect that even a gay man like me got excited by it--and not just for purely aesthetic reasons (if the idiot evangelicals really want to do their 'convert-a-queer' number, they are really going to need to up their standards, as no church mice need apply here...)Her breasts, the rest of her figure, her adorable voice, the hilarious way she shakes as she walks across a room...only to arrive in front of a man, breasts literally pointed as if in exquisite confrontation...

I think Boyer is one of the greatest leading men in all of film history. No one played opposite more great female stars than did he: Garbo, Dietrich, K. Hepburn, Colbert, and here Bardot, among many others. And he was also in 'Fanny' with Leslie Caron, and had small parts in 'How to Steal a Million' with A. Hepburn, as well as being in the Deneuve movie 'The April Fools' (although not opposite her.) The only thing I could disagree with in remarks is that even the loud, obnoxious music over the opening credits is appropriate--I mean, Bardot is not meant to be subtle on top of everything else, and her essential loudness (I don't mean her voice) is part of her irresistible and, one might even say, exemplary charm.

Vidal is thoroughly handsome, even if pouty Brigitte says toward the beginning 'I don't know why I am in love with you, you're not even handsome.'

Dear, dear Bardot! Truly one of the wonders of the 20th century, not to mention the joy that she is still with us, when so many of the truly characterful are passing away so fast, in all her eccentric glory.


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