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Innocents in Paris (1953)

A selection of passengers catch the plane from London for an early 1950's weekend in Paris. The Scotsman in his kilt, the elderly lady painter, the international negotiator, and the pretty ... See full summary »

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Gordon Parry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Illing ... Panitov
Gaby Bruyère Gaby Bruyère ... Josette (as Gaby Bruyere)
James Copeland James Copeland ... Andy
Monique Gérard Monique Gérard ... Raymonde (as Monique Gerard)
Claude Dauphin ... Max
Jimmy Edwards Jimmy Edwards ... George
Margaret Rutherford ... Gwladys
Claire Bloom ... Susan
Ronald Shiner Ronald Shiner ... Dicky
Alastair Sim ... Sir Norman
Colin Gordon ... Customs Officer
Kenneth Kove ... Bickerstaff
Frank Muir Frank Muir ... A hearty man
Philip Stainton Philip Stainton ... Nobby Clarke
Peter Jones ... Langton
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A selection of passengers catch the plane from London for an early 1950's weekend in Paris. The Scotsman in his kilt, the elderly lady painter, the international negotiator, and the pretty young girl all find the city welcomes them and changes their lives in some way. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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WICKED, WONDERFUL PARIS...From its Garrets to its Wonderful Cabarets See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 December 1953 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Allt kan hända i Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The poster gives Mara Lane an "introducing" credit, describing her as "Britain's Marilyn Monroe" (despite the fact that Lane was born in Austria), however, she is uncredited in the movie. See more »

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Would meals be served on a short flight from London to Paris?. See more »

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Comedy? Pas de tout.
27 September 2017 | by paxveritasSee all my reviews

A week-end in Paris. Too many characters are crowded into 100 minutes, making implausible romantic and other connections. Film might have been better with fewer story- lines, and certainly the 87-minute version, which excludes the Mara Lane/Laurence Harvey incidents, is an improvement over the longer version.

This is a cross between an attempt (1) to display "slice of life" and (2) to provide some "charming" atmosphere. Unfortunately, this overlong attempt is riddled with clichés. It is unfunny where humor was intended, and fails to move where pathos was intended. Completely misses the mark as a farce or light comedy.

Only Rutherford, Sim and Gordon's presences slightly redeem this waste of time, so in their honor it seems three points are in order, one for each of those actors.


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