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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.

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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 ... (as Michel Thomas)
Dominique Boschero
Evi Marandi
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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You can expect to see the most unexpected people as these two lead you to danger and adventure! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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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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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

During the chase, Gaby's hat and veil are both through the sunroof of her car in the long shots, but only her hat is out for the in car shots. 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 »

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Spoofs Dracula (1931) See more »

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Music by Lew Spence
Lyrics by Alan Bergman
Performed by Fred Astaire (Courtesy of Ava Records)
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Charming and Honestly Funny!
29 May 2002 | by peachamSee all my reviews

Paris When It Sizzles is acharming and delightful little comedy showcasing the absurdist talents of Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. The plot concerns a hardened screenwriter and his young protogee as they rush to meet a deadline on a film script. The plot is indeed thin,but what hangs from it is a scenery chewing delight!The film covers various scenarios of the script each involving the electric Hepburn and Holden in the leads. The humor seems to be a precourser to such fims as Airplane,History Of The World and Naked Gun. In addition to Hepburn and Holden,Noel Coward turns in a very funny cameo as the head of the studio. Witty and elegant as ever,I would have liked to have seen more of him in the film.

Over all this film is an underrated delight!


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