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La Parisienne (1957)

Une parisienne (original title)
Set against the picturesque springtime in Paris, the prime minister's daughter marries a buttoned down cabinet official, but when her new husband starts stepping out behind her back, the young bride takes of for the Riviera.

Director:

Michel Boisrond

Writers:

Annette Wademant (original scenario), Jean Aurel (original scenario) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Boyer ... Le prince Charles
Henri Vidal ... Michel Legrand
Brigitte Bardot ... Brigitte Laurier
Noël Roquevert ... Le docteur d'Herblay
Madeleine Lebeau ... Monique Wilson
Fernand Sardou Fernand Sardou ... Fernand le Barman
Claire Maurier Claire Maurier ... Caroline Herblay
Robert Pizani Robert Pizani ... Ambassadeur Mouchkine
Guy Tréjan ... Le colonel d'aviation
Judith Magre ... Irma
Harry-Max Harry-Max ... L'ambassadeur (as Harry Max)
Marcel Charvey Marcel Charvey ... Un mauvais garçon
Vera Talchi Vera Talchi ... Titine
Marcel Pérès Marcel Pérès ... Le général (as Marcel Pérés)
Henri Cogan Henri Cogan ... Un bagarreur
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Storyline

The President of France's daughter falls for her fathers attaché and asks to be his mistress. Instead he marries her and flies off on their honeymoon. On the honeymoon she meets the prince who makes friends with her. This leads to a scandalous trip to Nice. Did something go wrong? They both come back with a cold. Is it from swimming or an assignation? The husband is jealous. What's the truth? Written by stephen scialli

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Oh That Bardot! Watch her mix Boyer, boudoirs and bikinis in her first BIG picture! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 December 1957 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La Parisienne See more »

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The airplane used is the Morane-Saulnier MS.755 Fleuret, a prototype French two-seat jet trainer designed and built by Morane-Saulnier. It failed to gain any orders but was developed into the larger four-seat MS.760 Paris. The one and only prototype was registered F-ZWRS, in the movie it is shown as F-WZRS. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Michel Legrand: I'll speak to the Prime Minister. Call me in two weeks.
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Alternate Versions

Being a French-Italy co-production, the film has two original titles: "La Parigina" in Italy, and "Une Parisienne" in France, spoken in Italian and French, respectively. The film premiered end 1957, and was dubbed in English for the international markets as "La Parisienne" early 1958. The official VHS and DVD releases (PAL system), from René Château are also titled "La Parisienne" but have the original French dialogue and English subtitles. The pre-title sequence was omitted from the video release, but it exists from an earlier TV broadcast. See more »

Connections

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #2.3 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

La Parisienne
Composed by Henri Crolla
Sung by Christiane Legrand
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About as romantic as a case of herpes.
30 September 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Rule #1 for any romantic comedy is that you have to like the characters. And, in this way, "La Parisienne" is certainly no great rom-com. It's characters are, to put it bluntly, annoying. Michel (Henri Vadal) is a pig who has just married the most beautiful woman on the planet--yet keeps mistresses. Brigitte (Brigitte Bardot) is a stalker who KNOWS Michel is a pig but tricks him into marrying her--and then spends the rest of the film after marrying him treating him like dirt. This is supposed to be funny and romantic? So what do you have apart from two annoying characters? Well, a nice cameo by Charles Boyer, Bardot is GORGEOUS and there are lots of nice bits of scenery in the south of France. But together, these still aren't enough of a reason to watch this film.


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