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Rich, Young and Pretty (1951)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 9 July 1951 (USA)
Jim Stauton Rogers, a Texas rancher turned international diplomat, take his young daughter, Elizabeth Rogers, on a trip to Paris. He is concerned that his daughter might come in contact ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Dorothy Cooper (screenplay), Sidney Sheldon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Powell ... Elizabeth Rogers
Danielle Darrieux ... Marie Devarone
Wendell Corey ... Jim Stauton Rogers
Vic Damone ... Andre Milan
Fernando Lamas ... Paul Sarnac
Marcel Dalio ... Claude Duval
Una Merkel ... Glynnie
Richard Anderson ... Bob Lennart
Jean Murat ... Monsieur Henri Milan
Duci De Kerekjarto Duci De Kerekjarto ... Gypsy Leader (as Duci deKerekjarto)
Hans Conried ... Jean - Maitre D'
George Tatar George Tatar ... Hungarian Dancer
Katrin Tatar Katrin Tatar ... Hungarian Dancer
Monique Chantal Monique Chantal ... Maid
Four Freshmen ... Singing Quartette (as 'Four Freshmen' Quartette)
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Storyline

Jim Stauton Rogers, a Texas rancher turned international diplomat, take his young daughter, Elizabeth Rogers, on a trip to Paris. He is concerned that his daughter might come in contact with her mother, Marie Devarone, a Parisian singer he met and loved more than twenty-five years ago. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rica, Jovem e Bonita See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,528,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Danielle Darrieux returned to Hollywood to make this film after several years in Europe. She plays a woman who left her family in the US to live in Europe. See more »

Quotes

[Elizabeth has just met Andre, a Frenchman who speaks with an American accent.]
Elizabeth Rogers: That's funny. You don't speak with a French accent.
Andre Milan: My father is English, so I was educated in England.
Elizabeth Rogers: But you don't speak with an English accent.
Andre Milan: Why should I? I'm French!
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Soundtracks

Dark is the Night
(uncredited)
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Danielle Darrieux
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rich, young, and pretty is pretty darn good
1 April 2011 | by froberts73See all my reviews

Firstly, I had seen Miss Darieux in several movies. In this one, not even a trace of a French accent - amazing. Also, enjoyed Lamas, an Argentinian with a what-kind-of accent. By the way, whatever happened to his heart-throb son? Back to "Rich, Young and Pretty," I say pooh - double pooh - or poohpooh to the naysayers who dissected this movie and found fault with the performers and/or the script.

The songs were good, but certainly not MGM's best. The happiest surprise was "Deep In the Heart of Texas" - what a joy, and the song involving the great Four Freshmen.

The ballads were fairly decent - nothing more, nothing less. As for the fellow with the cane and cigar box who does not like Jane Powell - to quote Gen. McAuliffe when asked about surrendering to Germany - NUTS! I don't know if she was pretty or cute, so I settle for pretty cute. Her voice, not quite as strong as Kathryn Grayson, is still quite beautiful.

One of that era's best singers was Vic Damone who could sing powerfully, or pleasantly. I enjoyed him.

I loved the ending with its flying saucers - and knives, forks, spoons, and French cuisine.

Yes, I enjoyed the movie, and I'm proud to admit it. Onward and upward.


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