Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie. Benson has been holed up in a Paris apartment supposedly working on the script for months, but instead has spent the time living it up. Benson now has just two days to the deadline and thus hires a temporary secretary, Gabrielle Simpson, to help him complete it in time. Written by
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Tony Curtis was a last-minute addition to the cast, apparently added to the film in much the same way in which he suddenly appears in the screenplay. See more »
During the chase, Gaby's hat and veil are both through the sunroof of her car in the long shots, but only her hat is out for the in car shots. See more »
[about the screenplay's main character]
Now, I suppose we'll have to describe him.
Yes, I suppose so.
He's American, of course. I can write him better that way. Now let's see, what else.
[looking in the mirror]
I see him as rather tall, rather suntanned, rather handsome athletic-looking with a rugged, but... curiously sensitive face.
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Audrey Hepburn's perfume is credited to Hubert de Givenchy. See more »
I wish that I could remember the very first time I ever tasted chocolate, or felt a cool breeze, or laughed at a funny joke. I can't, sadly, but if I had to wager, I'd bet that any of those three events felt very similar to my first watching of "Paris.. When It Sizzles." Watching this movie feels like falling in love; sweet and joyful and slightly decadent all at once. It's often given a bad rap, and I can't for the life of me understand why. It's a beautiful, lighthearted romantic comedy, and the chemistry between the incomparable Audrey Hepburn and William Holden is undeniable. I'll admit, "Paris.." is no "Sabrina," another (dare I say perfect) Hepburn/Holden film, but I still feel it deserves a nod as a true classic and as a highlight of the careers of both of its stars. Tony Curtis's cameo is pure comedy, delightful as they come. Make your own decision and see this one for yourself, especially if you are an Audrey fanatic like I am. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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