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Paris Holiday (1958)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Romance | 9 May 1958 (USA)
American actor, Bob Hunter, travels to Paris to purchase the rights to a highly sought after script, and meets his French counterpart Fernydel along the way, but a sinister organization seems to be targeting Hunter for a mysterious reason.

Director:

Gerd Oswald

Writers:

Bob Hope (story) (as Robert Hope), Edmund Beloin | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Robert Leslie Hunter
Fernandel ... Fernydel
Anita Ekberg ... Zara
Martha Hyer ... Ann McCall
Preston Sturges ... Serge Vitry
André Morell ... American Ambassador
Alan Gifford ... American Consul
Maurice Teynac Maurice Teynac ... Doctor Bernais
Yves Brainville Yves Brainville ... Inspector Dupont
Jean Murat ... Judge
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Storyline

American comedian Bob Hunter, on a luxury liner to France with French counterpart Fernandel, takes an interest in blonde diplomat Ann McCall while pursued by an even shapelier blonde, the mysterious Zara, who seems to be after something in Bob's possession. But he's only going to France to obtain rights to a new play...so what are Zara and her sinister boss after? The pursuit, amorous and larcenous, continues in Paris and escalates into a full-fledged comedy thriller. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The two top mirth makers of all time turn Paris upside down. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Switzerland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Férias em Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,100,109
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tolda Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the few films that alternates first billing during the credits. Each of the four principal stars takes his/her turn at the top while the other three appear beneath them. The prolonged sequence begins and ends with Bob Hope's name first. See more »

Quotes

Fernydel: [Pointing when a fake octopus appears on a funhouse ride] Boulliabaise!
Robert Leslie Hunter: It reminds me I got to write my agent.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title, producer and director credits come at the four minute mark, after cast, credits and opening scenes have already been shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in En direct de...: Wakhévitch (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

PARIS HOLIDAY
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung behind credits by chorus
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Three Beauties, Two Comics, & a Mystery
10 November 1999 | by ChazzzzzSee all my reviews

The Mystery is why is this film not as good as it should have been. I've given it a 7, but it had the potential to be even better. Our two comics are good when they are together, but the courtroom scene is dragged out, and several scenes are very dark. However, the beauty of this film is in the viewing of Martha Hyer, Anita Ekberg, and Irene Tunc! All three are drop-dead gorgeous, and really contribute to the movie! Irene should have been given a bigger part! See it in wide-screen if possible.


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