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The Frog Prince (1985)

A young British girl journeys to Paris to go to college, and is determined to find the man of her dreams and fall madly in love. However, things don't work out quite the way she planned.


Brian Gilbert


Brian Gilbert (adaptation), Nina Rootes (book) (as N. Rootes) | 1 more credit »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Snowden Jane Snowden ... Jenny
Alexandre Sterling Alexandre Sterling ... Jean Philippe
Diana Blackburn Diana Blackburn ... Ros
Øystein Wiik Øystein Wiik ... Niels
Jacqueline Doyen Jacqueline Doyen ... Madame Peroche
Raoul Delfosse Raoul Delfosse ... Monsieur Peroche
Françoise Brion ... Madame Bourneuf
Pierre Vernier ... Monsieur Bourneuf
Fabienne Tricottet Fabienne Tricottet ... Annie Bourneuf
Marc-André Brunet Marc-André Brunet ... Didier
Jeanne Herviale Jeanne Herviale ... Madame Duclos
Martine Ferrière ... Tante Billy
Catherine Berriane Catherine Berriane ... Chantal
Olivier Achard Olivier Achard ... Claude
Michèle Gleizer Michèle Gleizer ... Lucienne
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A young British girl journeys to Paris to go to college, and is determined to find the man of her dreams and fall madly in love. However, things don't work out quite the way she planned.

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Despite attempting for a UK PG rating at the time producer "David Puttnam" was told by BBFC censor "James Ferman" that the film had to be given a 15 as the story concerned an underage girl losing her virginity. Puttnam later claimed that the star was over 18 and the film contained no nudity or obscene language, and the 15 certificate had lost the film most of its intended audience. See more »


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Sweet but dated
28 September 2012 | by skdinningSee all my reviews

This movie is very hard to find. I know that because I tried to find it for several years without success.

My wife always said this was her favourite movie from her childhood, and she asked me to get it for her. I searched the internet and my local Blockbusters for years, and eventually gave up. Last year though, she asked me for it again, as a present for her 40th birthday. Well, I had to find it somehow. Eventually I found someone on eBay selling the American version of the video in Canada. I bought it and arranged for it to be posted to someone in Canada who copied it into DVD and then sent it to me. Success, sort of. The picture quality is not great, but it was the best I could do, and it has now become by far the most expensive DVD in my collection.

So did she appreciate it? Sort of. Certain aspects are pretty dated, although there are some nice shots of Paris, and Lisa Snowdon is really good - I don't know why she did not become a big star.

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Release Date:

21 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

French Lesson See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,449, 23 February 1986

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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