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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

L'amour toujours (Tonight for Sure)
(uncredited)
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Danielle Darrieux
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pleasantly unmemorable
22 February 2017 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

In 1951 MGM brought out two musicals set in Paris, the immortal *An American in Paris* and this forgotten movie. That they were produced in the same studio the same year is interesting. Because while much of *An American in Paris* is striking and very memorable, this is pleasant and instantly forgettable.

It's not that there is no talent here, at least on the screen. Danielle Darrieux comes across very well, somewhat upstaging Powell. Vic Damone is about as French as Frank Sinatra, but he sings his few numbers very well. Marcel Dalio provides another in his collection of eccentric Frenchmen. Fernando Llamas looks very handsome, which is about all he was called on to do. Wendell Corey adds nothing, and is out of place here.

But the music is the problem. There is a lot of it, and while it is all pleasant, none of it sticks with you.

And so, neither does this movie.

Go watch *An American in Paris* again instead, to see what MGM was doing at its best in 1951. This movie has nothing to offer.


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