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April in Paris (1952)

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A series of misunderstandings leads to a chorus girl traveling to Paris to represent the American theater, where she falls in love with a befuddled bureaucrat.

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David Butler
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Ethel S. 'Dynamite' Jackson
Ray Bolger ... S. 'Sam' Winthrop Putnam
Claude Dauphin ... Philippe Fouquet
Eve Miller ... Marcia Sherman
George Givot ... François
Paul Harvey ... Secretary Robert Sherman
Herbert Farjeon Herbert Farjeon ... Joshua Stevens
Wilson Millar Wilson Millar ... Sinclair Wilson
Raymond Largay Raymond Largay ... Joseph Welmar
John Alvin ... Tracy
Jack Lomas ... Cab Driver
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Storyline

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! Written by Kelly

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Sparkling as Champagne! The Year's Musical Eye-ful! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Despite the title, the characters don't reach France until 1 hour and 15 minutes into the film, and only the last 25 minutes are spent in Paris. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when Doris Day "stomps" on Ray Bolger's foot, she doesn't hit even close to his foot. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Philippe Fouquet: Poof!
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Connections

Featured in IMDb Originals: Doris Day: In Memoriam (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Ring the Bell Tonight
(uncredited)
Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung and danced by Doris Day and Ray Bolger
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Bolger, Ray Bolger...what a show stopper!
11 February 2004 | by silasandpattiebarnabySee all my reviews

April in paris is a great movie to watch on a rainy day. Doris day does a splendid job here, but the true star is Ray Bolger, who makes a fantastic co-star, and is really quite a handsome fellow...definitely my favorite in this film!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 April 1953 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

April in Paris See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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