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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, takes 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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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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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Jim Stauton Rogers, a Texas rancher turned international diplomat, takes 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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This film managed a small profit of $54,000 ($504,000 in 2017) for MGM according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

Jim and Marie were legally married therefore the mother's name would have been on their daughter Elizabeth's birth certificate even despite the fact that Elizabeth was told that her mother died. Although Marie abandoned her marriage and her daughter; she did not change her name. It, therefore, doesn't seem plausible that the now grown-up Elizabeth would not know her mother's name and not become somewhat suspicious upon meeting Marie while in Paris. This story gap was not addressed in the film. 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

I Can See You
(uncredited)
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Jane Powell and Vic Damone
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The Stars Outshine the Material
3 March 2012 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

No need to recap the plot, which at the beginning resembles that of Giant (1956). Musicals generally live or die by the quality of the music. By that standard, this one is pretty much a snoozer following a string of forgettably bland numbers, which at least don't annoy.

The movie itself stands as a clear instance of lead performers outshining the material— mainly, the always sparkling Jane Powell and a fabulous Danielle Darrieux. Even the seemingly miscast Corey, so usually dour, manages an agreeable father. While in a tacked-on role, a hunky Fernando Lamas is clearly on his way up. One can sympathize, however, with boyish crooner Damone in his first film-- his self-consciousness almost flies off the screen.

I expect critics are right about the problems caused by Powell's pregnancy. The production has a less polished, more constrained look than the usual high MGM standard. This could well be due to a hurry-up schedule and Powell's growing girth. Whatever the reason, the movie's a chance to catch the ravishing French actress Darrieux in one of her few American roles. Otherwise, it's pretty forgettable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rica, joven y bonita See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,528,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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