The Last Time I Saw Paris

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Loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story Babylon Revisited, MGM's The Last Time I Saw Paris is a star-studded soap opera, luxuriously lensed by director Richard Brooks. In his last film as an MGM contractee, Van Johnson plays reporter Charles Wills, who while covering the VE Day celebrations in Paris, meets and falls in love with the gorgeous Helen Ellsworth Elizabeth Taylor. Soon afterward, Charles and Helen are married. Charles supports his wife with a low-paying wire service job, devoting his ...
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Loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story Babylon Revisited, MGM's The Last Time I Saw Paris is a star-studded soap opera, luxuriously lensed by director Richard Brooks. In his last film as an MGM contractee, Van Johnson plays reporter Charles Wills, who while covering the VE Day celebrations in Paris, meets and falls in love with the gorgeous Helen Ellsworth Elizabeth Taylor. Soon afterward, Charles and Helen are married. Charles supports his wife with a low-paying wire service job, devoting his evenings to writing a novel. After numerous rejections, Charles is more than willing to give up writing and live off the revenue of a Texas oil well in which he'd invested. As he squanders his newfound riches on creature comforts, he loses his literary ambitions and, slowly but surely, the love and devotion of his wife. His self-destructive behavior is halted only by a devastating tragedy. Donna Reed costars as Charles sister-in-law Marion, who carries a torch for him throughout the picture, and Eva Gabor contributes a supporting role.
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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Were it not for the presence of a luminous Elizabeth Taylor, The Last Time I Saw Paris would be a well-made but instantly forgettable little weepie. Taking an F. Scott Fitzgerald story as its basis but turning it into a full-fledged soap opera, the Epstein brothers fill the screenplay with clich├ęs and ask the actors to deliver dialogue that is sometimes cringe-inducing. Director Richard Brooks, not usually associated with romantic melodramas of this sort, does a very credible job with this material, making sure that the picture has the high-gloss look and feel common to the genre,\ and giving costumer Helen Rose ample opportunity to strut her stuff. More importantly, he guides Taylor past the more dangerous parts of the script, enabling her to turn in a solid, powerful performance that was her best work since A Place in the Sun. As her paramour, Van Johnson doesn't quite measure up, turning in a performance that is somewhat mechanical and surface-oriented, but Donna Reed does an excellent job as the vile but sympathetic sister. Throw in some sharp set designs and tasty cinematography and the Paris comes out as a fairly decent way to spend the afternoon, especially if you're in the mood to shed a couple of tears.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2004
  • UPC: 796019602693
  • Original Release: 1954
  • Source: Genius Entertainment
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Taylor Helen Ellswirth
Van Johnson Charles Wills
Walter Pidgeon James Ellswirth
Donna Reed Marie Ellswirth
Eva Gabor Lorraine Quarl
Kurt Kasznar Maurice
George Dolenz Claude Matine
Roger Moore Paul
Sandy Descher Vicki
Celia Lovsky Mama
Peter Leeds Barney
John Doucette Campbell
Ann Codee Another Nurse
Harry Cody Englishman
Gene Coogan Gendarme
Josette Deegan
Richard Emory
Gilda Fontana Flamenco Dance Team
Jean Heremans Leon
Ed Hinton
Matt Moore
Christian Pasques Boy
Paul Power
Loulette Sablon Nurse
Yevgeny Urbansky Flamenco Dance Team
Steve Wayne American Officer
Technical Credits
Richard Brooks Director, Screenwriter
Jack Cummings Producer
Randall Duell Art Director
John D. Dunning Editor
Julius J. Epstein Screenwriter
Philip G. Epstein Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Wesley C. Miller Sound/Sound Designer
Jack D. Moore Set Decoration/Design
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
Conrad Salinger Score Composer
William Shanks Asst. Director
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
F. Scott Fitzgerald Source Author
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