As they are waiting for a divorce, young movie star Malissa Farrell and famous pianist Rudy Walter have left their baby, Johnny, with a child minder in Le Vésinet. Marinette, the latter's ... See full summary »
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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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 »
It's quite all right, really. I once worked for an American novelist who could only write in the bathtub. I'm used to anything.
You can unpack -
in the bathtub?
Yes. On the second day, I gave him a packet of bubble bath and from then on we got along swimmingly.
[pointing to the name on the birdcage]
Uh, does that imply that the bird's name is Richelieu?
Oh, it's inferred, I believe, rather than implied.
"Swimmingly." Interesting figure of speech.
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Audrey Hepburn's perfume is credited to Hubert de Givenchy. See more »
Paris When It Sizzles is acharming and delightful little comedy showcasing the absurdist talents of Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. The plot concerns a hardened screenwriter and his young protogee as they rush to meet a deadline on a film script. The plot is indeed thin,but what hangs from it is a scenery chewing delight!The film covers various scenarios of the script each involving the electric Hepburn and Holden in the leads. The humor seems to be a precourser to such fims as Airplane,History Of The World and Naked Gun. In addition to Hepburn and Holden,Noel Coward turns in a very funny cameo as the head of the studio. Witty and elegant as ever,I would have liked to have seen more of him in the film.
Over all this film is an underrated delight!
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