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Paris Holiday (1958)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Romance | 9 May 1958 (USA)
American actor, Bob Hunter, travels to Paris to purchase the rights to a highly sought after script, and meets his French counterpart Fernydel along the way, but a sinister organization seems to be targeting Hunter for a mysterious reason.

Director:

Gerd Oswald

Writers:

Bob Hope (story) (as Robert Hope), Edmund Beloin | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Robert Leslie Hunter
Fernandel ... Fernydel
Anita Ekberg ... Zara
Martha Hyer ... Ann McCall
Preston Sturges ... Serge Vitry
André Morell ... American Ambassador
Alan Gifford ... American Consul
Maurice Teynac Maurice Teynac ... Doctor Bernais
Yves Brainville Yves Brainville ... Inspector Dupont
Jean Murat ... Judge
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Storyline

American comedian Bob Hunter, on a luxury liner to France with French counterpart Fernandel, takes an interest in blonde diplomat Ann McCall while pursued by an even shapelier blonde, the mysterious Zara, who seems to be after something in Bob's possession. But he's only going to France to obtain rights to a new play...so what are Zara and her sinister boss after? The pursuit, amorous and larcenous, continues in Paris and escalates into a full-fledged comedy thriller. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The two top mirth makers of all time turn Paris upside down. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Switzerland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Férias em Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,100,109
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tolda Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Another Sammy Cahn / Jimmy Van Heusen number, "Nothing in Common", performed by Bob Hope and Martha Hyer, was cut from the final print, although Hope's intro line, "Great night for singing, hmm?" remains. See more »

Quotes

Robert Leslie Hunter: Do you know it's mating season for shellfish? Maybe the lobsters are having a hayride tonight.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title, producer and director credits come at the four minute mark, after cast, credits and opening scenes have already been shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Bob Hope (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

PARIS HOLIDAY
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung behind credits by chorus
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Unintended irony
24 August 2011 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

It is unintended irony, I suspect, that the plot of this movie - what little there is of it - centers around Bob Hunter's (Hope) efforts to find a script. This movie could certainly have used a better one. Hope and especially Fernandel were great comedians, but they have virtually nothing to work with here, so the movie drags from one uninteresting scene to the next.

How a picture executive could have believed that anyone would pay money to see this, much less, after having seen it, tell anyone else to see it, I can't imagine. It really is one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.


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