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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 »

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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

Last feature film of Minor Watson. 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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Connections

Featured in Censura: Alguns Cortes (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Âme des Poètes
(uncredited)
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Paulette Rollin
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Nice Comedy From 1956
20 March 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This was a very entertaining film from 1956 with some great veteran actors who have had great roles in their careers and this is a rather silly film which seems to go on and on. However, this is a comedy concerning an American Ambassador's Daughter named Joan Fisk, (Olivia De Havilland) who live in France and meets up with a soldier named Danny, (John Forsythe) and Joan is modeling various dresses for an American Red Cross Benefit and Danny becomes very attracted to Joan. Joan does not tell Danny she is the daughter of an American Ambassador and pretends to be a French girl who is a professional model. There are wonderful actors in this film, namely, Myrna Loy, (Mrs. Cartwright); Adolphe Menou, (Sen. Jonathan Cartwright) and Tommy Noonan, (Cpl. Al O'Connor all gave outstanding supporting roles. If you like old time comedy films, this is the film for you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 July 1956 (USA) See more »

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Monovale Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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