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Made in Paris
     

Made in Paris

Director: Boris Sagal

Cast: Ann-Margret, Louis Jourdan, Richard Crenna

 
An American girl finds love and laughter in the City of Lights in this romantic comedy. Maggie Scott (Ann-Margret) works as an assistant to Irene Chase (Edie Adams), a fashion purchaser for a large clothing store. Irene sends Maggie to Paris as her representative for the annual fashion shows of the major European designers; Irene has an ulterior motive, as her son Ted

Overview

An American girl finds love and laughter in the City of Lights in this romantic comedy. Maggie Scott (Ann-Margret) works as an assistant to Irene Chase (Edie Adams), a fashion purchaser for a large clothing store. Irene sends Maggie to Paris as her representative for the annual fashion shows of the major European designers; Irene has an ulterior motive, as her son Ted Barclay (Chad Everett) is infatuated with Maggie and she wants to keep him away from her. While in Paris, Maggie strikes up a romance with Marc Fontaine (Louis Jourdan), a handsome Frenchman who was once Irene's boyfriend. However, Maggie is also being pursued by American reporter Herb Stone (Richard Crenna). To add to the confusion, Ted decides to fly to Paris in an effort to win Maggie's heart once and for all. Jazz fans will want to keep an ear open for performances by Count Basie and Mongo Santamaria.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Made in Paris is a horribly dated comedy that will appeal mostly to fans of Ann-Margret, incredible hairstyles and haute couture fashions filtered through a Hollywood lens. And to be fair, if one takes Paris simply on those terms and is ready to just laugh at it, the film can make for a very entertaining evening. However, one must be enormously willing to suspend one's desire for anything resembling freshness or believability in the screenplay and must be naturally inclined to laugh rather than wince at treacherously bad dialogue. The writer is the villain here, although it must be said that Boris Sagal's ho-hum direction certainly doesn't help make it any easier going. Fortunately, Paris does have Ann-Margret at the height of her stunning, alluring, sex-kittenish beauty. She can't really do anything with the part, which one minute is all hands-off virginity and then the next is giving loud and clear "come on" signals. (Had the writers actually done something with the idea of a confused good girl/bad girl, the actress might have then had something interesting to play.) Still, Ann-Margret tosses her mile-high hair with great abandon, wiggles and struts through a couple of dances that are simply too period to be believed, and uses her star power to keep one's attention. She gets no help whatsoever from a dull Chad Everett, and Louis Jourdan and Richard Crenna are not much better, but Edie Adams picks up the slack whenever she appears. There's also Helen Rose's wonderful-yet-awful faux-Parisian designs. None of the assets make Made in Paris anywhere near a good movie -- but, for the right audience, they make it a great deal of fun.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2009
UPC:
0883316127070
Original Release:
1966
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
3,071

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ann-Margret Maggie Scott
Louis Jourdan Marc Fontaine
Richard Crenna Herb Stone
Edie Adams Irene Chase
Chad Everett Ted Barclay
John McGiver Roger Barclay
Marcel Dalio Georges
Matilda Calnan Cecile
Jacqueline Beer Denise Marton
Michele Montau Elise
Reta Shaw American Bar Singer
Count Basie and His Orchestra Actor
Marcel Hillaire Attendant

Technical Credits
Boris Sagal Director
Preston Ames Art Director
George W. Davis Art Director
Keogh Gleason Set Decoration/Design
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Frank McCoy Makeup
Joe Pasternak Producer
Stanley Roberts Screenwriter
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
George Stoll Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
David Winters Choreography

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