On the Riviera

On the Riviera

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Overview

On the Riviera

On the Riviera is a remake of 1941's Weekend in Havana, which in turn was a remake of 1934's Folies Bergere. The plot remains the same in all three incarnations: for business purposes, a nightclub entertainer is coerced into posing as his look-alike, a powerful financier/aviator. This time it's Danny Kaye who essays the dual role of American cabaret comedian Jack Martin and French financial wizard Henri Duran. While impersonating Duran, Martin is forced to make amorous advances towards Duran's neglected wife (Gene Tierney), proving himself the better lover in the process. Meanwhile, Martin must mollify his genuine sweetheart (and nightclub partner) Collette (Corinne Calvet) without revealing his ruse. A little too top-heavy in the plot department, On the Riviera must be regarded as a second-echelon Danny Kaye vehicle, though Sylvia Fine's specialty numbers -- especially the eerily autobiographical "Popo the Puppet" -- are well up to standard. One of the uncredited specialty dancers is future Broadway star Gwen Verdon.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2007
UPC: 0024543438885
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

The Riviera Story: A Remarkable Impersonation featurette; Restoration comparison; Original theatrical trailer; The Jack of Clubs: Choreographer Jack Cole featurette; A portrait of Danny Kaye featurette; Still galleries

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danny Kaye Henri Duran,Jack Martin
Gene Tierney Lilli
Corinne Calvet Colette
Marcel Dalio Philippe Lebrix
Jean Murat Periton
Sig Rumann Gepesux,Gapeaux
Henri Letondal Louis Foral
Clinton Sundberg Antoine
Joyce MacKenzie Mimi
Monique Chantal Minette
Marina Koshetz Mme. Comat
Ann Codee Mme. Periton
Mari Blanchard Engenie
Ethel Martin Dancer
Gwen Verdon Specialty Dancer
Antonio Filauri Chef
Joi Lansing Marilyn Turner
Charles Andre Actor
Peter Camlin Actor
Jack Chefe Actor
Francesca de Scaffa Actor
George Martin Actor
Alberto Morin Actor
Albert Pollet Actor
Eugene Borden Announcer
George Davis Leon

Technical Credits
Walter Lang Director
Oleg Cassini Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Cole Choreography
Valentine Davies Screenwriter
Henry Ephron Screenwriter
Phoebe Ephron Screenwriter
Sylvia Fine Score Composer
Leland Fuller Art Director
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas K. Little Production Designer
Alfred Newman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ben Nye Makeup
Walter Scott Production Designer
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Sol C. Siegel Producer
William Travilla Costumes/Costume Designer
E. Clayton Ward Sound/Sound Designer
J. Watson Webb Editor
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
Joseph C. Wright Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- On the Riviera
1. Main Titles/On the Riviera [4:45]
2. Duran Lands [5:08]
3. Something Sensational [3:33]
4. Duran Impersonation [1:39]
5. Rhythm of a New Romance [4:37]
6. It's Incredible [4:33]
7. Ballin' the Jack [3:29]
8. Nothing to Lose [2:29]
9. The Lovely Lili [1:41]
10. Indisposed [7:59]
11. Business Matter [3:32]
12. Love Masquerade [:48]
13. The Real Duran [:38]
14. Popo the Puppet [2:52]
15. Where's Henri? [2:34]
16. Hmmmm... [1:39]
17. Love Triangle [4:41]
18. Worst Fears [4:24]
19. Coming Clean [2:00]
20. Happy Ending [2:37]

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