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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
Alan Gifford ...
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)  »

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Diakopes sto Parisi  »

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"Paris Holiday" is one of the few films that alternates first billing during the credits. Each of the four principle stars takes his/her turn at the top while the other three appear beneath them. The prolonged sequence begins and ends with Hope's name first. See more »

Quotes

Fernydel: [Feeling Hunter's ski nose] Extraodinaire! Formidable! Fantastique!
Robert Leslie Hunter: And that's comin' straight from the horse's mouth!
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Referenced in Shadows (1959) See more »

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PARIS HOLIDAY
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung behind credits by chorus
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Bob Hope in search of a script--literally.
11 November 1999 | by (Peoria, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Anita Ekberg's the highlight here in a comedy that needed a real villain for Hope and French clown Fernandel to play off. Instead we get a bunch of black-suited Keystone cops types who chase Hope around for the last half-hour of the picture. Lots of weak slapstick stuff in zis veddy zilly French movie.


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