Miss Ethel 'Dynamite' Jackson is a chorus girl who mistakingly receives an invitation from the State Department to represent the American theatre at an arts exposition in Paris, France. There's only one problem, the invitation was meant for Miss Ethel Barrymore. Meanwhile, S. Winthrop Putnam, the bureaucrat who made the mistake tries unsuccessfully to correct his mix-up. It's too late, for Dynamite Jackson is off to Paris, where the two meet and marry, or so they think!
Warner Bros.' Musical Oo-La-La!
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Did You Know?
wrote in her autobiography that she only encountered trouble or tension on two of her Warner Bros. movies: 'April in Paris' and Young at Heart
(1954). Regarding this film, she claimed that leading man Ray Bolger
and director David Butler
clashed early on, with Butler accusing Bolger of trying to steal scenes away from Day. Day also mentioned that, being a relative newcomer to movies, she was unaware of Bolger's tricks and managed to stay out of the line of fire. See more
Near the end, when Doris Day "stomps" on Ray Bolger's foot, she doesn't hit even close to his foot. See more
Ethel S. 'Dynamite' Jackson
Don't stop me now. I'm ticking!
Referenced in Family Guy: April in Quahog
April in Paris
Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Sung by Doris Day
Sung by an off-screen chorus during the opening credits
Reprised by Claude Dauphin See more