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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 | parisian | belle | See All (55) »

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Now ALEC GUINNESS does it in Technicolor! 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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious.Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Connections

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

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If I Had You
(uncredited)
Written by Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly and Ted Shapiro
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Pleasant Paris in 1955
23 September 2017 | by overseer-3See all my reviews

While this gentle romantic film To Paris With Love (1955) is admittedly no masterpiece it does provide you with a nice cast, irreplaceable views of post-War Paris in 1955, including the grand old cars, stylish fashions men and women wore back then, the kind of music they listened to, how clean everything looked and how polite people were with one another in that era. All in Technicolor (it says Technicolor on the print itself right on the title frame, not Eastman Color as someone else stated, which is different and tends to diffuse more with time).

Alec Guinness is sweet in the film as he visits Paris with his 20 year old son (Vernon) in the hopes of finding a nice French girl for him. Little does he know that his son also hopes to find a nice older French woman for him. What occurs instead is that the son falls for an older woman and the father falls for a younger woman! I thought that both situations were understandable -- both women were attractive -- but still one senses early on they will merely end up being temporary flirtations and not the real thing.

If you are a romantic person you will probably enjoy the film. If you're not you're probably better off watching something else more realistic. I liked it. To each their own.


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