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The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 26 July 1956 (USA)
Joan Fisk, daughter of the American ambassador to France, is bored with entertaining the wives of visiting V.I.P.s and decides to conduct an experiment. She accepts a date with an American ... See full summary »

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Norman Krasna

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Norman Krasna
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia de Havilland ... Joan Fisk
John Forsythe ... Sgt. Danny Sullivan
Myrna Loy ... Mrs. Cartwright
Adolphe Menjou ... Senator Jonathan Cartwright
Tommy Noonan ... Cpl. Al O'Connor
Francis Lederer ... Prince Nicholas Obelski
Edward Arnold ... Ambassador William Fisk
Minor Watson ... Gen. Andrew Harvey
Michel Renault Michel Renault ... Danseur in 'Swan Lake'
Claude Bessy Claude Bessy ... Ballerina in 'Swan Lake'
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Joan Fisk, daughter of the American ambassador to France, is bored with entertaining the wives of visiting V.I.P.s and decides to conduct an experiment. She accepts a date with an American G.I. and tries to prove to her father and his friends that not all soldiers are wolves. But by the end of their first date, when wine, music and the young man's charms have swept her off her feet, she realizes that she may have won more than the bet. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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A gay, bubbly magnum of fun filmed in Paris and served to you in Technicolor and CinemaScope

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 July 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Filha do Embaixador See more »

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Edward Arnold and Adolphe Menjou shared the same birthday: February 18th, 1890. See more »

Goofs

The Senator's wife stated her husband was a "boy wonder" elected to the Senate at age 28. The Constitution requires a minimum age of 30. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Cartwright: Of course there's always the possibility, choir boy or not, that you'll have to beat him off with a stick. If you feel you can't handle it...
Joan Fisk: With my hands tied behind my back.
Mrs. Cartwright: I wouldn't try it that way, my dear. I'll tell you a sad story some day.
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Featured in Censura: Alguns Cortes (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Âme des Poètes
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Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Paulette Rollin
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Frothy soufflé
18 October 2012 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Frothy bit of fluff but with a great deal of charm. The entire cast are expert comedians excepting Forsythe but his role is really that of the straight man anyway.

This was Myrna Loy's first supporting role after years in the star spot but while she is clearly secondary her skillful presence keeps her in mind even when she is off-screen. Tommy Noonan is most amusing as Forsythe's befuddled pal, his gauche hayseed with a good heart makes a nice counterpoint to the sophistication of the other players.

Shot entirely in Paris with clothes by Dior this is a chic soufflé of the type that Hollywood has no idea how to make anymore.


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