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Ginger Rogers and her co-star Jacques Bergerac, who plays Pierre, were married in real life at the time of making this. They had first met in Paris in 1952 and instantly fell in love. See more »
When Johnny finishes her vase on the pottery wheel, it is straight. In the next frame, the vase is slightly tilted. Then when Pierre picks it up and puts it on a shelf, it has a shine on it as if it has been glazed. See more »
Lively and Lovely to Look at Movie that moves rapidly here and there with Everyone trying to figure out Who is Who and What is What and is breathless to say the least. The Cast, including the Dramatization of Ginger Rogers Career is OK if nothing remarkable. It is the Action and the Intrigue that Star here.
Some on location Photography and Criminal behavior Spice things up beyond the rather Bland Romance Angles. There are extended Fight Scenes, Misidentifications, Smuggling, Thievery, and Murder, Adultery, Betrayal, and after all, a Deathbed confession that thankfully, and predictably clears things up.
There is enough here to recommend because once things get going it is all in Perpetual Motion that makes for a Fun Film Experience, although it fails to be sharp enough for it to rise above expectations, but it does manage to deliver just that.
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