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The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 3 April 1955 (Japan)
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An American journalist returns to Paris - a city that gave him true love and deep grief.

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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Farrow John Farrow ... English Officer
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Storyline

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

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Drama | Romance

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One of a handful of MGM productions of the early 1950s whose original copyrights were never renewed, and are now in the public domain. For this reason, this title is now offered, often in very inferior copies, at bargain prices, by numerous VHS and DVD distributors, who do not normally handle copyrighted or MGM material. See more »

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Near the end of the film, when Helen is wearing the red dress, Charlie comes home drunk and puts the chain on the door. The chain is a lot longer than a normal door chain, at least 12 inches. When Helen comes home later and tries to get in, the chain is now much shorter. It's now the length of a normal door chain. See more »

Quotes

James Ellswirth: Helen tells me that you're a very serious-minded man, hard-working, industrious.
Charles Wills: Well I try to be sir.
James Ellswirth: I tell you frankly, these were not the qualities I'd hoped for in a son-in-law.
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Connections

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Alouette
(French Children's Song)
Traditional
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Seriously flawed movie still worth watching for Taylor, Reed, and Pidgeon.
7 November 1999 | by gcamp3279See all my reviews

Elizabeth Taylor, Donna Reed, and Walter Pidgeon turn in fine performances in this updated adaptation of F.Scott Fitzgerald's short story, BABYLON REVISITED. Two serious flaws keep this good movie from succeeding completely. One is a seriously miscast Van Johnson. His limited talent does not include the ability to portray a writer, much less one who struggles with intellectual despair. The second and more serious flaw is the movie's ending. The happy ending constructed for the movie is completely out of line with the story's point of view and makes no sense for the motivations of all the characters as written by Fitzgerald or adapted by the screenwriter. The title song is nicely sung by Dinah Shore.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1955 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Babylon Revisited See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, France See more »

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Budget:

$1,960,000 (estimated)
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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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