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The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 26 July 1956 (USA)
Joan Fisk, daughter of the American ambassador to France, is bored with entertaining the wives of visiting V.I.P.s and decides to conduct an experiment. She accepts a date with an American ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Krasna

Writer:

Norman Krasna
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia de Havilland ... Joan Fisk
John Forsythe ... Sgt. Danny Sullivan
Myrna Loy ... Mrs. Cartwright
Adolphe Menjou ... Senator Jonathan Cartwright
Tommy Noonan ... Cpl. Al O'Connor
Francis Lederer ... Prince Nicholas Obelski
Edward Arnold ... Ambassador William Fisk
Minor Watson ... Gen. Andrew Harvey
Michel Renault Michel Renault ... Danseur in 'Swan Lake'
Claude Bessy Claude Bessy ... Ballerina in 'Swan Lake'
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Joan Fisk, daughter of the American ambassador to France, is bored with entertaining the wives of visiting V.I.P.s and decides to conduct an experiment. She accepts a date with an American G.I. and tries to prove to her father and his friends that not all soldiers are wolves. But by the end of their first date, when wine, music and the young man's charms have swept her off her feet, she realizes that she may have won more than the bet. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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A gay, bubbly magnum of fun filmed in Paris and served to you in Technicolor and CinemaScope

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

This was filmed in late 1955, but not released until 1956. See more »

Goofs

The Senator's wife stated her husband was a "boy wonder" elected to the Senate at age 28. The Constitution requires a minimum age of 30. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Cartwright: Of course there's always the possibility, choir boy or not, that you'll have to beat him off with a stick. If you feel you can't handle it...
Joan Fisk: With my hands tied behind my back.
Mrs. Cartwright: I wouldn't try it that way, my dear. I'll tell you a sad story some day.
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Soundtracks

L'Âme des Poètes
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Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Paulette Rollin
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Pleasant cast does wonders with slight comedy
13 March 2001 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Olivia de Havilland spent most of her post-Oscar years in serious dramas, so it's nice to see her looking so radiantly lovely in a technicolor comedy, enjoying herself in a comedy for a change. Paris is the setting and the color photography is excellent. The slight story concerns de Havilland seeking to prove to her father (Edward Arnold) and a senator and his wife (Adolphe Menjou, Myrna Loy) that American servicemen aren't all wolves and to prove it has a harmless fling with a young G.I. (John Forsythe). Unfortunately, as in all Norman Krasna comedies, plot complications develop before she winds up in Forsythe's arms for an amusing final scene. The cast sparkles with some fine work by de Havilland, Myrna Loy, Adolphe Menjou, Edward Arnold and--in one of his funniest roles--Tom Noonan. Only bad piece of casting is John Forsythe--who looks wooden and uncomfortable throughout with no comic flair whatsoever. Despite this, de Havilland manages to give a spirited performance that won the Belgian Prix Femina for Best Actress in a comedy in '56. Slight but amusing and very watchable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 July 1956 (USA) See more »

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4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.55 : 1
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