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On the Riviera (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | May 1951 (USA)
An American entertainer impersonates a wealthy aviator and flirts with his lookalike's neglected wife.

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Valentine Davies (screen play), Phoebe Ephron (screen play) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Danny Kaye ... Jack Martin / Henri Duran
Gene Tierney ... Lili Duran
Corinne Calvet ... Colette
Marcel Dalio ... Philippe Lebrix
Jean Murat ... Felix Periton
Henri Letondal Henri Letondal ... Louis Foral
Clinton Sundberg ... Antoine
Sig Ruman ... Gapeaux
Joyce Mackenzie ... Mimi (as Joyce MacKenzie)
Monique Chantal Monique Chantal ... Minette
Marina Koshetz ... Mme. Louise Cornet
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Storyline

Jack Martin (Danny Kaye), an American entertainer working cabarets on the French Riviera, does an impersonation of philandering industrialist Henri Duran (Kaye, again) so convincingly that even Duran's beautiful wife (Gene Tierney) is fooled by it. When Duran's business interests compel him to be in London when he should be hosting a large soiree at his home, Martin is persuaded to impersonate Duran at the party. But matters threaten to get out of hand when Martin (as Duran) is confronted by several of the philanderer's women, and by Duran's ruthless business rival, M. Periton (Jean Murat). Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aan de Riviera See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,500,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The painting of Gene Tierney over the fireplace is, of course, the famous portrait of her from the black-and-white noir classic Laura (1944). It is the only opportunity to see the legendary painting in color. See more »

Goofs

When Danny Kaye changes costumes in his cabaret act, he puts on a Scottish kilt, but he puts it on backwards. Scottish kilts are always worn with the pleats in the back; Danny's are in the front. See more »


Soundtracks

Happy Ending
Written by Sylvia Fine
Performed by Danny Kaye (uncredited)
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On the Riviera
8 June 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Kaye won a Golden Globe for his great performance in dual roles as a military giant and an entertainer who tries to win the love of Gene Tierney. A fun filled musical comedy with great dancing and the always unstoppable Kaye, doing what he does best.


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