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Paris Holiday (1958)

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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Robert Leslie Hunter
... Fernydel
... Zara
... Ann McCall
... Serge Vitry
... American Ambassador
... American Consul
Maurice Teynac ... Doctor Bernais
Yves Brainville ... Inspector Dupont
... Judge
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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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Trivia

Bob Hope was very keen to get Alec Guinness on board. See more »

Quotes

Robert Leslie Hunter: Do you know it's mating season for shellfish? Maybe the lobsters are having a hayride tonight.
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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 »

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

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PARIS HOLIDAY
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung behind credits by chorus
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Unintended irony
24 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

It is unintended irony, I suspect, that the plot of this movie - what little there is of it - centers around Bob Hunter's (Hope) efforts to find a script. This movie could certainly have used a better one. Hope and especially Fernandel were great comedians, but they have virtually nothing to work with here, so the movie drags from one uninteresting scene to the next.

How a picture executive could have believed that anyone would pay money to see this, much less, after having seen it, tell anyone else to see it, I can't imagine. It really is one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.


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