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In the French Style (1963)

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A young American art student must decide whether to stay in Paris with her boyfriend or go back to the U.S. when her wealthy father arrives to bring her back.


Robert Parrish


Irwin Shaw (screenplay), Irwin Shaw (stories)





Credited cast:
Jean Seberg ... Christina James
Stanley Baker ... Walter Beddoes
Philippe Forquet ... Guy
Addison Powell ... Mr. James - Christina's Father
Jack Hedley ... Bill Norton
Maurice Teynac Maurice Teynac ... Baron Edward de Chassier
James Leo Herlihy James Leo Herlihy ... Dr. John Haislip (as James Herlihy)
Ann Lewis Ann Lewis ... Stephanie Morell
Jacques Charon Jacques Charon ... Patrini
Claudine Auger ... Clio Andropolous
Barbara Sommers Barbara Sommers ... Madame Piguet
Moustache ... Bistro Owner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Arian Marc Arian
Florence Blot Florence Blot
Claude Mercutio Claude Mercutio


A young American girl studying art in Paris can't decide if she wants to stay or go back home. She meets a young French boy and they fall in love, but her wealthy father arrives in Paris to take her back to the U.S. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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This was the first and only feature film to be produced by the eminent writer Irwin Shaw (although he later produced a documentary film). Shaw had expressed loud and frequent dissatisfaction with earlier films based on his work (although the then-anonymous critic of "Time" magazine accused him of "crying into his champagne"), and decided that this screenplay, which he had adapted from two of his own short stories, would be protected if he produced the film himself, with his close friend Robert Parrish directing. The film was well-received by critics - though not the "Time" writer, who said that, if Shaw carried on like this, he would soon be "crying into his beer". See more »

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Great, pleasant surprise
13 April 2020 | by elision10See all my reviews

Wow, despite following Seberg a bit I had never heard of this movie and found it wonderful. I'm a sucker for films about Americans in Europe between the end of the war and before the hippies. Seberg is so desirable (gosh, she looks a lot like Tippi Hedren here) -- people seemed so much more adult at a much younger age. (I recall that line from You've Got Mail where Parker Posey says, Do you believe the Rosenbergs in the picture were around our age?). Always when viewing these films about young women in the late Fifties/early Sixties, I find it poignant to think about them, and how their lives may be changed by the upheavals of the late Sixties. And, of course, that's true of Seberg. Anyway, the movie is a treat -- watch it.

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France | USA


English | French

Release Date:

25 March 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Al estilo francés See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »


Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Casanna, Orsay Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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