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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:
Paris Sizzles, Bill&Audrey Fizzle See more (65 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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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:
Mel Ferrer also appears at the Eiffel Tower party as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:Cut to the Eiffel Tower. The main title. The trumpets segue into the inevitable title song. Maybe we can get Sinatra to sing it.
[Frank Sinatra begins to sing]
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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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25 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Paris Sizzles, Bill&Audrey Fizzle, 29 March 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

One of Audrey Hepburn's most acclaimed films from the Fifties, Sabrina, showed her at her best if not her two co-stars, William Holden and Humphrey Bogart. Bogey had left us already, but given what he thought of the film I doubt you could ever have gotten him to co-star again with this Hepburn. Still Holden and she got along and I guess Paramount thought they would team them again.

It didn't work out because two things were happening in William Holden's life. He broke up with Capucine before this film started and this was to be his final film under his Paramount contract. Reportedly Holden was drinking heavily and production was suspended while he dried out.

According to Tony Curtis's memoirs his unbilled bit in the film was to help pad it out as they got it ready for release. I'll bet that this was the case also for Marlene Dietrich's brief appearance and Noel Coward's small role as Holden's producer.

Paris - When It Sizzles was supposed to be a light hearted farcical look at the art of movie script writing. Audrey Hepburn plays a stenographer typist who is hired by Holden to help him out with dictation. As Holden spitballs his ideas out, we see a whole bunch of fantasy sequences with the two of them and Tony Curtis in various proposed scenes from his film The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower.

Paris - When It Sizzles was held up in release by Paramount for two years, a sure sign this was going to be a lemon. The critics roasted it and the public stayed away in droves. Fortunately both the stars had better work ahead of them and Holden did end his Paramount contract.

It would have been nice had he gone out on something a lot better.

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