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Overview

The Last Time I Saw Paris

Loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Paradise 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. Since lapsing into public domain in 1982, The Last Time I Saw Paris has become a cable-TV and video-store fixture, though print quality varies sharply.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2006
UPC: 0018111213295
Original Release: 1954
Rating: NR
Source: Delta
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:56:00

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 Actor
Richard Emory Actor
Gilda Fontana Flamenco Dance Team
Jean Heremans Leon
Ed Hinton Actor
Matt Moore Actor
Christian Pasques Boy
Paul Power Actor
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

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [4:52]
2. Troops in Paris [3:43]
3. Charles Meets Helen [4:17]
4. The Lights of Paris [6:13]
5. Golden Opportunity [4:59]
6. Caught in the Rain [2:33]
7. Hospital Visit [4:54]
8. Helen's First Marriage [3:31]
9. It's a Girl! [6:38]
10. The Secret of Success [5:32]
11. Is Something Right? [5:35]
12. Out All Night [5:58]
13. We're Rich! [3:47]
14. Another Rejection [5:25]
15. The Tennis Player [4:39]
16. White-Tie Party [4:35]
17. So Unhappy [6:07]
18. Leave Us Alone [4:52]
19. Cold Feet [4:53]
20. I'll Always Love You [4:34]
21. All the Way Home [6:23]
22. Lucky Me [2:52]
23. One Drink a Day [6:40]
24. Daddy! Daddy! [2:10]

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