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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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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

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #2.3 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Paris B. B.
Written by André Hodeir, Henri Crolla and Hubert Rostaing
Sung by Christiane Legrand
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About as romantic as a case of herpes.
30 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Rule #1 for any romantic comedy is that you have to like the characters. And, in this way, "La Parisienne" is certainly no great rom-com. It's characters are, to put it bluntly, annoying. Michel (Henri Vadal) is a pig who has just married the most beautiful woman on the planet--yet keeps mistresses. Brigitte (Brigitte Bardot) is a stalker who KNOWS Michel is a pig but tricks him into marrying her--and then spends the rest of the film after marrying him treating him like dirt. This is supposed to be funny and romantic? So what do you have apart from two annoying characters? Well, a nice cameo by Charles Boyer, Bardot is GORGEOUS and there are lots of nice bits of scenery in the south of France. But together, these still aren't enough of a reason to watch this film.


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