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Director:
Writers:
Julien Duvivier (story) and
Henri Jeanson (story) ...
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Release Date:
8 April 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
RELAX...IT'S ALL RIGHT TO LAUGH AT THIS TENDER LOVE STORY! See more »
Plot:
The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Silly and Naive, But Also Charming and Delightful See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Holden ... Richard Benson / Rick

Audrey Hepburn ... Gabrielle Simpson / Gaby
Grégoire Aslan ... Police Insp. Gilet
Raymond Bussières ... François - 1st Gangster
Christian Duvaleix ... Maitre d'Hotel
Michel Thomass (as Michel Thomas)
Dominique Boschero

Evi Marandi

Noel Coward ... Alexander Meyerheim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tony Curtis ... Maurice / Philippe - 2nd Policeman (uncredited)

Marlene Dietrich ... Costume Party Guest (uncredited)

Mel Ferrer ... Costume Party Jekyll & Hyde (uncredited)
Orestis Ganakis ... Philippe (uncredited)
Henri Garcin ... Third Policeman (uncredited)

Frank Sinatra ... Singer (uncredited) (singing voice)

Directed by
Richard Quine 
 
Writing credits
Julien Duvivier (story "La fête à Henriette") and
Henri Jeanson (story "La fête à Henriette")

George Axelrod (screenplay)

Produced by
George Axelrod .... producer
John R. Coonan .... associate producer
Carter De Haven Jr. .... associate producer
Richard Quine .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nelson Riddle 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography) (as Charles Lang Jr.)
Claude Renoir (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
 
Art Direction by
Jean d'Eaubonne  (as Jean D'Eaubonne)
 
Set Decoration by
Gabriel Béchir  (as Gabriel Bechir)
 
Makeup Department
Dean Cole .... hair stylist
Frank McCoy .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Feyder .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Joseph de Bretagne .... sound (as Jo de Bretagne)
Charles Grenzbach .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Rossell .... still photographer
Henri Tiquet .... camera operator
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (as Bob Willoughby)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hubert de Givenchy .... wardrobe stylist
Jean Zay .... wardrobe coordinator
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Paris - When It Sizzles" - USA (original title)
"Together in Paris" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
110 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Australia:G (TV rating) | Finland:K-8 | Sweden:11 | USA:Approved

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Gabrielle:What's the story about?
Richard:It's an action/suspense, uh, romantic melodrama with lots of comedy, of course. And, uh, deep down underneath, a substrata of social comment.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Funny Face (1957)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel TowerSee more »

FAQ

At the start of the movie, Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer asks a girl if she knows Richard Benson. She replies rapidly in a foreign language. What language is this and what does she say?
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18 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Silly and Naive, But Also Charming and Delightful, 25 December 2006
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Paris, the successful alcoholic forty-two years old screenplay writer Richard Benson (William Holden) has three days to write a script to his producer that has paid in advance. The typist Gabrielle Simpson (Audrey Hepburn) arrives to his hotel to type the screenplay. Along the three days, she helps him to develop the story and they fall in love for each other.

"Paris – When It Sizzles" is absolutely silly and naive, but also charming and delightful and only works because of the chemistry between the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn and the ironic William Holden. There are many jokes with the cinema, with many stories within the lead story, and the most hilarious scenes have the uncredited participation of Tony Curtis. Marlene Dietrich and Mel Ferrer have also uncredited participation. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Quando Paris Alucina" ("When Paris Gets Crazy")

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