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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

Edward Arnold and Adolphe Menjou shared the same birthday: February 18th, 1890. 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

Cpl. Al O'Connor: [O'Connor and Sullivan have tickets to the ballet] I'll buy the tickets, let's go someplace else.
Sgt. Danny Sullivan: You've never been to the ballet. How do you know you won't like it?
Cpl. Al O'Connor: I've never been skinned alive either but I've got an opinion.
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Connections

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

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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Mostly a Great Cast in an Average Movie
22 March 2005 | by dougandwinSee all my reviews

The only reason that Olivia de Havilland agreed to appear in this trifle must have been because it was going to be filmed in Paris where she was living at the time. On the positive side, there are great stars supporting de Havilland such as Edward Arnold, Adolphe Menjou and Myrna Loy, and they are very very good, as is the Star, but negatively speaking, the story has been done many times, but it could have been quite good, if a decent leading man had been engaged - there is no doubt John Forsythe was out of his depth, trying to compete with the players listed above. There were some bright moments of comedy, and it was good to see the Stars having a bit of a romp, but at times it is hard going. As lovely as she is, Olivia was too old for the part, but some of the shots of Paris helped a lot.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 July 1956 (USA) 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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