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La Parisienne (1957)

Une parisienne (original title)
Set against the picturesque springtime in Paris, the prime minister's daughter marries a buttoned down cabinet official, but when her new husband starts stepping out behind her back, the young bride takes of for the Riviera.

Director:

Michel Boisrond

Writers:

Annette Wademant (original scenario), Jean Aurel (original scenario) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Boyer ... Le prince Charles
Henri Vidal ... Michel Legrand
Brigitte Bardot ... Brigitte Laurier
Noël Roquevert ... Le docteur d'Herblay
Madeleine Lebeau ... Monique Wilson
Fernand Sardou Fernand Sardou ... Fernand le Barman
Claire Maurier Claire Maurier ... Caroline Herblay
Robert Pizani ... Ambassadeur Mouchkine
Guy Tréjan ... Le colonel d'aviation
Judith Magre ... Irma
Harry-Max ... L'ambassadeur (as Harry Max)
Marcel Charvey Marcel Charvey ... Un mauvais garçon
Vera Talchi Vera Talchi ... Titine
Marcel Pérès ... Le général (as Marcel Pérés)
Henri Cogan Henri Cogan ... Un bagarreur
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Storyline

The President of France's daughter falls for her fathers attaché and asks to be his mistress. Instead he marries her and flies off on their honeymoon. On the honeymoon she meets the prince who makes friends with her. This leads to a scandalous trip to Nice. Did something go wrong? They both come back with a cold. Is it from swimming or an assignation? The husband is jealous. What's the truth? Written by stephen scialli

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Comedy

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Trivia

The airplane used is the Morane-Saulnier MS.755 Fleuret, a prototype French two-seat jet trainer designed and built by Morane-Saulnier. It failed to gain any orders but was developed into the larger four-seat MS.760 Paris. The one and only prototype was registered F-ZWRS, in the movie it is shown as F-WZRS. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Michel Legrand: I'll speak to the Prime Minister. Call me in two weeks.
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Alternate Versions

Being a French-Italy co-production, the film has two original titles: "La Parigina" in Italy, and "Une Parisienne" in France, spoken in Italian and French, respectively. The film premiered end 1957, and was dubbed in English for the international markets as "La Parisienne" early 1958. The official VHS and DVD releases (PAL system), from René Château are also titled "La Parisienne" but have the original French dialogue and English subtitles. The pre-title sequence was omitted from the video release, but it exists from an earlier TV broadcast. See more »

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Referenced in Underworld Beauty (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Duo Du Balcon
Written by André Hodeir, Henri Crolla and Hubert Rostaing
Sung by Christiane Legrand
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A light, charming, cheeky comedy with a lot of sass.
14 November 2000 | by ssprecherSee all my reviews

Bridgette Bardot, looking as sexy as ever, plays a spoiled but innocent daughter of a French Ambassador. She cons one of her father's top aides (womanizer MICHEL) into marrying her and it turns out to be the best thing for both of them. Michel is soon flirting with his old girlfriends and in order to teach him a lesson, Bridgette flirts heavily with a married PRINCE CHARLES. Michel is surprised by his jealousy. A cat-and-mouse game ensues between Brigdette and Michel ("I'll have an affair"..."No you won't"...) And finally Michel realizes she just might and vows to give up all the other ladies in his life. Bridgette and Michel settle comfortably into their happily-ever-after while Prince Charles jets home to England.

It's an admittedly light piece but it's incredibly charming. While some may fault it as a product of it's time, I found that completely enjoyable. Worthy of a rental.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 December 1957 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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