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Paris Model (1953)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 10 November 1953 (USA)
The story of a dress and the effects it has on the women who wear it begs the question of where is O.Henry when he is needed. "Nude at Midnight", a new and daring Paris style creation is ... See full summary »

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Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Robert Smith (original story), Robert Smith (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Maxwell ... Marion Parmalee
Paulette Goddard ... Betty Barnes
Eva Gabor ... Gogo Montaine
Barbara Lawrence ... Marta Jensen
Cecil Kellaway ... Patrick J. 'P.J.' Sullivan
Robert Hutton ... Charlie Johnson
Leif Erickson ... Edgar Blevins
Tom Conway ... Maharajah of Kim-Kepore
Aram Katcher Aram Katcher ... Louis-Jean Vacheron
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Nora Sullivan
Gloria Christian Gloria Christian ... Cora Blevins
El Brendel ... Papa Jensen
Michael Romanoff ... Prince Romanoff (as Prince Michael Romanoff)
Laurette Luez ... Lisa
Bibs Borman Bibs Borman ... Berta Courtallez
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The story of a dress and the effects it has on the women who wear it begs the question of where is O.Henry when he is needed. "Nude at Midnight", a new and daring Paris style creation is worn by Gogo Mantaine to try and ensnare the Rajah of Kim-Kepore but he is attracted to Lisa, the girl who modeled the dress. Marion Parmelee dons the gown to charm her husband's retiring (as in quitting) boss, Patrick James Sullivan, into letting her husband, Jack Parmelee take over the business, but the boss' wife Nora, who really runs the business, has other ideas. The same model dress is worn by Betty Barnes, in an effort to attract her boss, lawyer Edgar Blevins, who is married to a dowdy wife, Cora, but the wife turns up wearing the same dress. Marta Jensen uses the dress to inveigle her reluctant sweetheart, Charlie Johnson into a marriage proposal. Since she also attracts the Rajah, her options expand. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Here's the lassie with the chassis! - Marilyn Maxwell. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1953 (USA) See more »

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Nude at Midnight See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Cecil Kellaway, Robert Hutton, Leif Erickson, Tom Conway and those Paris Models. See more »

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museum hall
29 August 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

childish. bizarre.uninspired. awful. nothing surprising for a film who has as the lead actor a...dress. but silly. because it is not the best option to search artistic virtues, Paris model has the virtue to be a kind of museum. maybe, a large museum hall. the presence of Paulette Goddard,Florence Bates, Marilyn Maxwell, Eva Gabor , Tom Conway or the eccentric Michael Romanoff is the only virtue of this film without any purpose, almost without plot, collection of scenes around a provocative dress from Paris and its copies.seduction stories, it is only occasion to remember names of few actors in front with the hard mission to save a film about nothing. and each of theme has the merit to do a decent job in not the most easy conditions. so, a kind of childish joke. or a museum hall.


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