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Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
"Paris - When It Sizzles" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  8 April 1964 (USA)
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The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.

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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 Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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RELAX...IT'S ALL RIGHT TO LAUGH AT THIS TENDER LOVE STORY! See more »

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8 April 1964 (USA)  »

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Paris When It Sizzles  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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According to Audrey Hepburn's son Sean H. Ferrer's memoir, this was her least favorite of the films she made during her years as a star, despite the fact that she called it "a joy to make". Ferrer wrote that it taught her a lesson: "Just because the film was easy to make doesn't mean it's going to be very good." See more »

Goofs

Gabrielle and Richard disturb the script page on the rug when dancing to "That Face," but it is in the old position later. See more »

Quotes

Richard: Now then, the mysterious stranger. Who is he? What does he do? What suffering, what torment caused the deep sadness that lurks behind his eyes? And why, while we're asking questions, didn't I listen to my father and learn some sort of useful trade?
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Spoofs Casablanca (1942) See more »

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That Face
Music by Lew Spence
Lyrics by Alan Bergman
Performed by Fred Astaire (Courtesy of Ava Records)
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12 April 1999 | by (BC) – See all my reviews

This is a film that only screenwriters and budding screenwriters will get. You have to have more than a passing interest in the process of writing a screenplay to enjoy the witty satire, wry comedy and not have a lot of the in jokes fly over your head. In that regard the film is brilliant and contains one of William Holden's best performances. Audrey Hepburn too is perfectly cast in the role of his secretary/ultimate partner and is a performance that stands right up there alongside her more celebrated roles in "Charade" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's". One of those films that seems too smart for a general audience. I have watched it over the years too with family and friends only to have them get left behind by the plot and start saying how stupid they thought the picture was. Maybe the best movie about the madness of screen writing ever made. Period.


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