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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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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Tony Curtis agreed to a guest role in the film as a favor to George Axelrod, because William Holden was forced to enter an alcoholic clinic in the middle of filming. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Inglourious Basterds (2009) See more »

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Music by Lew Spence
Lyrics by Alan Bergman
Performed by Fred Astaire (Courtesy of Ava Records)
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Must See For Would-Be Writers
19 May 2002 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

If you are a wannabe writer, a writer or simply a fan of movie making or the art of writing, this film is a must see. It's not a perfect film. One wonders at times whether some of the rare serious moments in the movie, or the sugary sweet romance, were poorly written on purpose - but it doesn't matter because it all fits together wonderfully with the parody of bad movie writing, which is what this movie is about. Don't watch this film with anyone who is uncomfortable with unconventional movies, or who is an impatient nitpicker - they won't be happy. The biggest mistake in making this movie was probably the title, which is too misleading and not punchy enough for this genre. Interestingly, Orsen Wells wanted to direct this film but didn't get the job. It would have become a classic under his direction, but as it is now, it's just a silly, lighthearted (mostly), fun, risque, self-indulgent, and even didactic, film about the movie business.


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