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The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 3 April 1955 (Japan)
Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion and Helen. He would marry and be happy ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Brooks

Writers:

Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Philip G. Epstein (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Helen Ellswirth
Van Johnson ... Charles Wills
Walter Pidgeon ... James Ellswirth
Donna Reed ... Marion Ellswirth
Eva Gabor ... Lorraine Quarl
Kurt Kasznar ... Maurice
George Dolenz ... Claude Matine
Roger Moore ... Paul
Sandy Descher ... Vicki
Celia Lovsky ... Mama
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Barney
John Doucette ... Campbell
Odette Myrtil ... Singer (as Odette)
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Storyline

Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion and Helen. He would marry and be happy staying in Paris after his discharge and working for a news organization. He would try to write his great novel and that would come between Charlie, his wife, and his daughter. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1955 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Damals in Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Perspecta Sound) (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The film is loosely based upon F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Babylon Revisited". See more »

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At the beginning of the film Van Johnson arrives at a train station carrying a suitcase. He hails a cab. Shortly thereafter he exits the same cab sans suitcase. It is not seen again. See more »

Quotes

Helen Ellswirth: I'm sick to death of death. I want to enjoy things, have fun, live every day like it's the last day. Wouldn't that be nice, a lifetime full of last days?
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Soundtracks

The Last Time I Saw Paris
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Odette Myrtil
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Suffers from its lenght
30 August 2001 | by martin_humbleSee all my reviews

It is the end of WWII. Van Johnson, a reporter in the military, celebrates together with all of Paris. At a café he meets a friend and his girlfriend. The girl, played by Donna Reed, immediatly fells in love with Van Johnsson. Unfortenatly for Donna Reed, Van Johnsson is bound to meet her sister, a young beautiful girl played by Elisabeth Taylor. There is love at first sight, They get married and their marriage has its ups and downs but results in a baby girl. In the most troubled period in their marriage, Van Johnsson no longer works as a reporter but as a novelist. All he gets is rejections and this affect both of them to that he moves back to the states. After a year he understands where he went wrong and goes back to France for his daughter.

The movie features good actors, especially Walter Pidgeon as the father of the two sisters. We also get to see a young Roger Moore in his first American movie. sadly the movie suffers from its lenght, almost two hours. At times it seems dull and uninteresting. 4/10


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