Paris When It Sizzles

Paris When It Sizzles

Streaming Video - 1964
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Richard Quine directs George Axelrod's acerbic script (adapted from Julien Duvivier's La Fete a Henriette) in this romantic comedy that reunites William Holden and Audrey Hepburn for the first time since 1954's Sabrina. Holden plays Richard Benson, a Hollywood screenwriter being pressured by movie producer Alexander Meyerheimer (Noel Coward) to finish his script entitled "The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower." Meyerheimer gives Richard a two-day ultimatum to complete his work, unaware that Richard has yet to even start on the script. In an effort to get moving on his project, Richard hires a live-in secretary, Gabrielle Simpson (Audrey Hepburn), to help him. Soon enough, the two fall in love and spend the time enacting various scenes from the unwritten screenplay as the time slips away and Richard's deadline looms.
Audience: Rated G.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount : Made available through hoopla, 1964.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 110 min.)) : sound, color

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ms_mustard
Jan 09, 2017

bit of a screwball comedy. loved the references to some Hepburn's earlier roles but this is not the best of her movies.

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DollyWannaCracker
Aug 05, 2015

Fun fact: Audrey and Holden were lovers way back when, but when she found he had had a vasectomy, she left him because she wanted to have children so badly.

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westcoast11
Jun 24, 2015

Fun! Check it out!

Missumuch Feb 07, 2014

Loved it, lots of fun, she is so innocent looking, Holden at his height in popularity, lots of movement but sometimes hard to keep up with. Funny. The fight scene is hilarious.The ending is rediculous but somehow great. Glad I own it I can watch it whenever I want.

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gabriela10
Aug 08, 2012

this movie is awesome just like audrey hepburn is awesome i love he movies;roman holiday, and my fair lady

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phyllis49
Mar 19, 2012

A screenwriter with a three-day deadline for a script asks a secretary to help concoct ideas. William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Gregoire Aslan, Noel Coward.

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