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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:
You Had to Be There 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:
Hubert de Givenchy was the first to receive a screen credit for a scent. He got screen credit for Audrey Hepburn's perfume.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:Actually, depravity can be terribly boring if you don't smoke or drink.See more »
Movie Connections:
References La Dolce Vita (1960)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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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
You Had to Be There, 26 April 2006
Author: LomzaLady from United States

This film seems to want to cash in on the genre that was so popular in the 1960s. Before the James Bond movies, anything to do with contemporary Europe in American films was either a musical or a noirish spy film. This movie reflects the big-screen, brightly colored and chock full of designer clothing look that was typical of the 60s. This was a time when movies were struggling to compete with color television, and the films got bigger, splashier, and took us to more and more exotic locations.

Paris When It Sizzles is very typical of the movies I remember from that time. It looks very much like the Pink Panther franchise, but it strives to be more sophisticated. I frankly think the direction and editing of the movie drag it down. There are is some very witty dialog ("how funny that we both kept giraffes!"), lots of in-jokes about the movie-making process, two very attractive stars (three if you count Tony Curtis in a supporting role), but it still drags more than it should. Except for Curtis, who is really funny and gets the tongue-in-cheek slant of the film just right, the rest seem to be laboring much too hard. The physical jokes (chase scenes, etc.) are overblown and generally go on too long. The whole look of the film seems heavy-handed when it should have been light and breezy. I have the impression this film was intended as farce, but it's more like that proverbial lead balloon. It's too bad, really. This could have been a lot funnier than it is. Nevertheless, Hepburn looks beautiful and soldiers on gamely, as she always did. Even if she did not enjoy making this movie, as has been reported, you wouldn't suspect it from her performance. She was the right choice for this role, but an actor never knows until she sees the final cut of a movie what it's going to look like. And yeah, I agree, that Dracula thing was pretty awful. Curtis' "Method" actor performance almost makes up for it. And what just what was Noel Coward doing in this picture, anyway? He's about as much of a Hollywood producer as Audrey Hepburn is Xena the Warrior Princess.

To really see how surreal farce was done right in the 1960s, I recommend the Beatles' "Help."

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