Miss Ethel 'Dynamite' Jackson is a chorus girl who mistakingly receives an invitation from the State Department to represent the American theatre at an arts exposition in Paris, France. There's only one problem, the invitation was meant for Miss Ethel Barrymore. Meanwhile, S. Winthrop Putnam, the bureaucrat who made the mistake tries unsuccessfully to correct his mix-up. It's too late, for Dynamite Jackson is off to Paris, where the two meet and marry, or so they think!
Oui! Whee! It's DORIS DAY
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Did You Know?
Despite the title, the characters don't reach France until 1 hour and 15 minutes into the film, and only the last 25 minutes are spent in Paris. See more
When Doris Day's fellow dancers are giving her a going-away party, close ups of the cake show a white cake with white icing. When the cake is later turned to face the camera it is a Neapolitan cake, with white, brown, and pink batters blended throughout the cake. See more
S. Winthrop Putnam
Do you know what my title is? Assistant Secretary to the Assistant to the Undersecretary of State. It's taken me ten years to get this far. If this falls through I'll be right back where I started: Assistant Assistant Secretary to the Assistant to the Undersecretary of State.
Referenced in Dallas: April in Paris
April in Paris
Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Sung by Doris Day
Sung by an off-screen chorus during the opening credits
Reprised by Claude Dauphin See more