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Paris Holiday (1958)

 -  Action | Comedy | Romance  -  9 May 1958 (USA)
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Comedian Bob Hunter is aided by his French counterpart Fernydel and two beautiful blondes when he is targeted for death by a powerful European counterfeiting ring.

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Cast

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Robert Leslie Hunter
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Fernydel
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Zara
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Ann McCall
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Serge Vitry
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American Ambassador
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American Consul
Maurice Teynac ...
Doctor Bernais
Yves Brainville ...
Inspector Dupont
Jean Murat ...
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Storyline

American comedian Bob Hunter, on a luxury liner to France with French counterpart Fernandel, takes an interest in blonde diplomat Ann McCall while pursued by an even shapelier blonde, the mysterious Zara, who seems to be after something in Bob's possession. But he's only going to France to obtain rights to a new play...so what are Zara and her sinister boss after? The pursuit, amorous and larcenous, continues in Paris and escalates into a full-fledged comedy thriller. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The two top mirth makers of all time turn Paris upside down. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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9 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diakopes sto Parisi  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

Another Cahn/Van Heusen number, "Nothing in Common", performed by Bob Hope and Martha Hyer, was cut from the final print, although Hope's intro line, "Great night for singing, hmm?" remains. See more »

Quotes

Fernydel: [Pointing when a fake octopus appears on a funhouse ride] Boulliabaise!
Robert Leslie Hunter: It reminds me I got to write my agent.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title, producer and director credits come at the four minute mark, after cast, credits and opening scenes have already been shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shadows (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

PARIS HOLIDAY
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung behind credits by chorus
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Unintended irony
24 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is unintended irony, I suspect, that the plot of this movie - what little there is of it - centers around Bob Hunter's (Hope) efforts to find a script. This movie could certainly have used a better one. Hope and especially Fernandel were great comedians, but they have virtually nothing to work with here, so the movie drags from one uninteresting scene to the next.

How a picture executive could have believed that anyone would pay money to see this, much less, after having seen it, tell anyone else to see it, I can't imagine. It really is one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.


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