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Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

Paris - When It Sizzles (original title)
Approved | | 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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Dominique Boschero
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Alexander Meyerheim (as Noel Coward)
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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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$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 »

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As Richard lays out the blank pages, he lays one on the chair by the stairs. It falls down onto the seat of the chair. However, in the wide shot, it is back on the back of the chair. See more »

Quotes

Maurice: I have the car right here, sir!
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Crazy Credits

Audrey Hepburn's perfume is credited to Hubert de Givenchy. See more »

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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower
Music by Nelson Riddle
Lyrics by Richard Quine
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Underrated
2 July 2003 | by (Wisconsin, USA) – See all my reviews

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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