In the French Style

In the French Style

Director: Robert Parrish

Cast: Jean Seberg, Stanley Baker, Addison Powell

     
 

Author Irwin Shaw wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of two of his short stories set in Paris. Christina James (Jean Seberg) is a footloose American girl living in the City of Lights. She becomes involved with Guy (Philippe Forquet), who tells her that he's a student at the University studying engineering, but when they plan a rendezvous at a cheap hotel, he… See more details below

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Author Irwin Shaw wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of two of his short stories set in Paris. Christina James (Jean Seberg) is a footloose American girl living in the City of Lights. She becomes involved with Guy (Philippe Forquet), who tells her that he's a student at the University studying engineering, but when they plan a rendezvous at a cheap hotel, he confesses to her that he's really only 16 years old. Christina breaks it off with him and goes through a series of brief and unsatisfying affairs with a variety of men until she meets Walter Beddoes (Stanley Baker), a journalist with an unfortunate appetite for alcohol. Despite the fact his work often forces him to travel abroad on a moment's notice, Christina is deeply in love with Walter, and when her father (Addison James) tries to persuade her to come back to the United States, she refuses, preferring to stay with Walter. In time, Christina realizes that Walter is away from her more often than he's with her, and when she meets John Haislip (James Leo Herlihy), an American doctor vacationing in France, she has to decide if her passion for Walter is more important than her feelings for John, who wants her to come to his home in San Francisco, where he'll always be there for her. In the French Style offered an appropriate role for actress Jean Seberg, who was born in Iowa but found most of her best film roles after she moved to France.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/06/2011
UPC:
0043396387683
Original Release:
1963
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures Home
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sales rank:
64,172

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Seberg Christina James
Stanley Baker Walter Beddoes
Addison Powell Mr. James
James Leo Herlihy Dr. John Haislip
Philippe Forquet Guy
Maurice Teynac Baron
Jack Hedley Bill
Jacques Charon Patrini
Claudine Auger Clio
Moustache Bistro Owner
Barbara Somers Madame Piguet

Technical Credits
Robert Parrish Director,Producer
Michel Deruelle Costumes/Costume Designer,Makeup
André Girard Musical Direction/Supervision
Michel Kelber Cinematographer
Joseph Kosma Score Composer
Renee Lichtig Editor
Rino Mondellini Art Director
Irwin Shaw Producer,Screenwriter
Phillippe Venet Costumes/Costume Designer

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