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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:
Must See For Would-Be Writers 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
Country:
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:
The Dracula sequence was the last one completed for the film. It had to be shortened because William Holden smashed his new Ferrari into a wall and wound up in a splint.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Gabrielle and Richard disturb the script page on the rug when dancing to "That Face," but it is in the old position later.See more »
Quotes:
Richard:I've got it! Of course, it means we'll have to start all over again, but that's not too serious. We've only got eight pages.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Moby Dick (1956)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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34 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Must See For Would-Be Writers, 19 May 2002
Author: bndalton from Missouri

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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