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A Little Romance (1979)

A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who go to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius, who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt... See full summary »

Director:

George Roy Hill

Writers:

Allan Burns (screenplay), Claude Klotz (novel) (as Patrick Cauvin)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Olivier ... Julius
Diane Lane ... Lauren
Thelonious Bernard Thelonious Bernard ... Daniel
Arthur Hill ... Richard King
Sally Kellerman ... Kay King
Broderick Crawford ... Brod
David Dukes ... George de Marco
Andrew Duncan ... Bob Duryea
Claudette Sutherland Claudette Sutherland ... Janet Duryea
Graham Fletcher-Cook ... Londet
Ashby Semple Ashby Semple ... Natalie
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ... Michel Michon
Jacques Maury Jacques Maury ... Inspector Leclerc
Anna Massey ... Ms. Siegel
Peter Maloney ... Martin
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Storyline

A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who go to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius, who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt to ensure the teens' love forever, the three journey to Venice. Written by Felicia H. Berke <feberke@vassar.edu>

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

27 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un pequeño romance See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jules Edmund Santorin (Sir Laurence Olivier) speaks disparagingly of Daniel's propensity for sitting in the dark in the cinema and pretending to be Robert Redford. Olivier and Arthur Hill (Richard King) appeared with Redford in A Bridge Too Far (1977). See more »

Goofs

Around minute 51 when on the Champs-Elysees a pedestrian makes an obscene gesture to the camera. They should've noticed this and re-shot on the spot. See more »

Quotes

Lauren King: So what does your father do?
Daniel Michon: He drives.
Lauren King: A truck?
Daniel Michon: No... a taxi.
Lauren King: You shouldn't be embarrassed, it's honest work.
Daniel Michon: Not the way he does it.
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You'll want to see Venice (and the Bridge of Sighs)
26 July 2003 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Smashing romantic comedy-drama about two youngsters in love. A movie-loving French boy and the daughter of Americans working abroad meet and eventually run away from France to Venice to seal their love within the bonds of a legend--never suspecting the romantic story they've been told is a tall one, thought up by a wily pickpocket (Laurence Olivier, hammy but not overdoing it) who ends up acting as their guardian. Herky-jerky continuity and a too-heavy police interrogation sequence do not mar otherwise lovely and funny film with a beautiful score by Georges Delerue (which deservedly won an Oscar). Diane Lane, in her debut, is a wise little princess with understanding eyes and a husky, charming voice. *** from ****


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