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Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

Paris - When It Sizzles (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 8 April 1964 (USA)
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The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

Julien Duvivier (story "La fête à Henriette"), Henri Jeanson (story "La fête à Henriette") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Holden ... Richard Benson / Rick
Audrey Hepburn ... Gabrielle Simpson / Gaby
Grégoire Aslan ... Police Insp. Gilet
Raymond Bussières ... François - 1st Gangster
Christian Duvaleix Christian Duvaleix ... Maitre d'Hotel
Michel Thomass Michel Thomass ... 2nd Gangster (as Michel Thomas)
Dominique Boschero ... Girl at Pool #1
Evi Marandi ... Girt at Pool #2
Noël Coward ... Alexander Meyerheim (as Noel Coward)
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Storyline

Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie. Benson has been holed up in a Paris apartment supposedly working on the script for months, but instead has spent the time living it up. Benson now has just two days to the deadline and thus hires a temporary secretary, Gabrielle Simpson, to help him complete it in time. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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RELAX...IT'S ALL RIGHT TO LAUGH AT THIS TENDER LOVE STORY! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tony Curtis agreed to a guest role in the film as a favor to George Axelrod, because William Holden was forced to enter an alcoholic clinic in the middle of filming. See more »

Goofs

As Richard lays out the blank pages, he lays one on the chair by the stairs. It falls down onto the seat of the chair. However, in the wide shot, it is back on the back of the chair. See more »

Quotes

Richard: [about the screenplay's main character] Now, I suppose we'll have to describe him.
Gabrielle: Yes, I suppose so.
Richard: He's American, of course. I can write him better that way. Now let's see, what else.
[looking in the mirror]
Richard: I see him as rather tall, rather suntanned, rather handsome athletic-looking with a rugged, but... curiously sensitive face.
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Crazy Credits

Audrey Hepburn's perfume is credited to Hubert de Givenchy. See more »

Connections

References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower
Music by Nelson Riddle
Lyrics by Richard Quine
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Terrific for any lover of movies!
14 June 1999 | by herrick-2See all my reviews

I love practically all movies for one reason or another, and I absolutely adore Audrey Hepburn. However, when I watched this movie, it was with two people who would never have considered watching an "old" movie. Fortunately for them I had the remote and they were forced to watch it, and to my great surprise, they loved it. To the intelligent lover of movies who enjoys the stop and go style of movies from that era, you will not be disappointed. The plot may seem slow at times, but when it moves, it flies. Definitely check it out if you are in an Audrey kind of mood.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

8 April 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Together in Paris See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,721
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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