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Innocents in Paris (1953)

A selection of passengers catch the plane from London for an early 1950s weekend in Paris. The Scotsman in his kilt, the elderly lady painter, the international negotiator, and the pretty ... See full summary »

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Gordon Parry
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alastair Sim ... Sir Norman
Ronald Shiner Ronald Shiner ... Dicky Bird
Claire Bloom ... Susan
Margaret Rutherford ... Gwladys
Claude Dauphin ... Max
Jimmy Edwards Jimmy Edwards ... George
James Copeland James Copeland ... Andy McGregor
Gaby Bruyère Gaby Bruyère ... Josette (as Gaby Bruyere)
Monique Gérard Monique Gérard ... Raymonde (as Monique Gerard)
Peter Illing ... Panitov
Colin Gordon ... Customs Officer
Kenneth Kove ... Bickerstaff
Frank Muir Frank Muir ... George's Friend
Philip Stainton Philip Stainton ... Nobby Clarke
Peter Jones ... Langton
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A selection of passengers catch the plane from London for an early 1950s weekend in Paris. The Scotsman in his kilt, the elderly lady painter, the international negotiator, and the pretty young girl all find the city welcomes them and changes their lives in some way. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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WICKED, WONDERFUL PARIS...From its Garrets to its Wonderful Cabarets See more »


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Grégoire Aslan received a "Guest Artist" credit. See more »

Goofs

When Panitov is first bought a vodka by Sir Norman, he downs it in one. The shot changes and the Russian's arm does not move, but on the soundtrack we hear the glass bang down on the bar. See more »

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The English in France, They Are a Funny Race
24 September 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Half a dozen British subjects board a plane for a weekend flight to France and find themselves innocents in Paris. It's one of those movies in which several individual stories take place at a common venue, here with a mostly humorous theme. With a couple of comedy pros like Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford headlining the cast, Claire Bloom (fresh from her role in Chaplin's LIMELIGHT and James Copeland in more romantic plots and lesser stars to fill in the gaps, there's something for everyone.

It's a thoroughly pleasant effort with a script by Anatole de Grunewald and enough actual French talent to lend the necessary Gallic charm to the proceedings. Sim and Rutherford are, as always, delights, and the rest are amusing in their standard stories, although I can understand why the 100-minute movie is usually cut; although the subplot with Laurence Harvey as a French valet de chambre is good, the movie, as a whole, seemed to drag a bit.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 December 1953 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Allt kan hända i Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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