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To Paris with Love (1955)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 June 1955 (Belgium)
A middle-aged widower takes his son on a trip to Paris, where they try to find wives for each other.

Director:

Robert Hamer

Writers:

Robert Buckner (screenplay), Sterling Noel (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alec Guinness ... Col. Sir Edgar Fraser
Odile Versois ... Lizette Marconne
Vernon Gray ... John Fraser
Elina Labourdette ... Sylvia Gilbert
Jacques François ... Victor de Colville (as Jacques Francois)
Austin Trevor ... Leon de Colville
Jacques B. Brunius Jacques B. Brunius ... Monsieur Marconne (as Jacques Brunius)
Claude Romain Claude Romain ... Georges Duprez
Maureen Davis Maureen Davis ... Suzanne de Colville
Mollie Hartley Milburn Mollie Hartley Milburn ... Mme. Alvarez
Michael Anthony ... Pierre
Pamela Stirling Pamela Stirling ... Mme. Marconne
Claude Collier Claude Collier ... Cabaret Act
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Storyline

To learn a thing or two about the eternal game of love, the grizzled Scottish gentleman, Colonel Sir Edgar Fraser, decides to take his immature son, John, on a trip to marvellous Paris, to show him the ropes. There, a very welcome surprise awaits, as the Frasers meet their ideal romantic partners: the young and fresh Parisian belle, Lisette Marconnet, and the charming ageing widow, Sylvia Gilbert. However, as light-hearted infatuation gives way to deeper feelings, both father and son devise secret plans to marry the other off. Will things work as planned? Written by Nick Riganas

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1950s | 50s | passion | paris | parisian | See All (59) »

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The Facts of Life...a la Guinness See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1955 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Nach Paris der Liebe wegen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title of this movie is said to have been the inspiration for James Bond Creator Ian Fleming for the title of the 1957 novel "From Russia With Love". See more »

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Referenced in From Paris with Love (2010) See more »

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The Very Thought of You
(uncredited)
Written by Ray Noble
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beneath the talents of Alec Guinness
18 November 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Paris - Alec Guinness - color - one might think that would be enough, but alas, it isn't. "To Paris, With Love" is a 1955 Rank film about a father and son (Guinness as Col. Fraser and Vernon Gray as John Fraser) going to Paris in order to matchmake for one another. Plus, Col. Fraser wants more time with his son.

They meet women, all right, but it seems that Col. Fraser is attracted to a young woman closer to John's age, and vice versa. A widower, he wasn't necessarily looking for love, either, but his quiet lifestyle bothers his son. "At 42," the Colonel says, "one has a few good years left." The perception of age has really changed.

Unfortunately for all parties, the film moves like lead and is about as dull as a movie can get, except for the beautiful shots of Paris. Alec Guinness is marvelous but wasted. There is one very funny scene at the door of their hotel room, but it's not enough.

Very hard to concentrate and stay interested in this film.


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