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To Paris with Love (1955)

A middle-aged widower takes his son on a trip to Paris, where they try to find wives for each other.

Director:

Robert Hamer

Writers:

Robert Buckner (screenplay), Sterling Noel (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alec Guinness ... Col. Sir Edgar Fraser
Odile Versois ... Lizette Marconne
Vernon Gray ... John Fraser
Elina Labourdette ... Sylvia Gilbert
Jacques François ... Victor de Colville (as Jacques Francois)
Austin Trevor ... Leon de Colville
Jacques B. Brunius Jacques B. Brunius ... Monsieur Marconne (as Jacques Brunius)
Claude Romain Claude Romain ... Georges Duprez
Maureen Davis Maureen Davis ... Suzanne de Colville
Mollie Hartley Milburn Mollie Hartley Milburn ... Mme. Alvarez
Michael Anthony ... Pierre
Pamela Stirling Pamela Stirling ... Mme. Marconne
Claude Collier Claude Collier ... Cabaret Act
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A middle-aged widower takes his son on a trip to Paris, where they try to find wives for each other.

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The Facts of Life...a la Guinness

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1955 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Nach Paris der Liebe wegen See more »

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Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious.Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Referenced in From Paris with Love (2010) See more »

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Whirlwind
(uncredited)
Music by Revell Terry
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beneath the talents of Alec Guinness
18 November 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Paris - Alec Guinness - color - one might think that would be enough, but alas, it isn't. "To Paris, With Love" is a 1955 Rank film about a father and son (Guinness as Col. Fraser and Vernon Gray as John Fraser) going to Paris in order to matchmake for one another. Plus, Col. Fraser wants more time with his son.

They meet women, all right, but it seems that Col. Fraser is attracted to a young woman closer to John's age, and vice versa. A widower, he wasn't necessarily looking for love, either, but his quiet lifestyle bothers his son. "At 42," the Colonel says, "one has a few good years left." The perception of age has really changed.

Unfortunately for all parties, the film moves like lead and is about as dull as a movie can get, except for the beautiful shots of Paris. Alec Guinness is marvelous but wasted. There is one very funny scene at the door of their hotel room, but it's not enough.

Very hard to concentrate and stay interested in this film.


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