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Ten Days in Paris (1940)

Bob Stevens (Sir Rex Harrison) awakens in a hospital with a gunshot wound to his head, and is told that he has been in Paris for ten days. However, this cannot be true because he insists ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Whelan

Writers:

James Curtis, Bruce Graeme (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Rex Harrison ... Bob Stevens
Kaaren Verne ... Diane de Guermantes (as Karen Verne)
C.V. France ... General de Guermantes
Leo Genn ... Lanson
Joan Marion ... Denise
Anthony Holles Anthony Holles ... Francois
John Abbott ... André
Robert Rendel ... Sir James Stevens
Mavis Clair Mavis Clair ... Marie
André Morell ... Victor
Hay Petrie ... Benoit
Frank Atkinson Frank Atkinson ... Pierre
Mae Bacon Mae Bacon
Donald McLeod Donald McLeod
Percy Walsh Percy Walsh
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Bob Stevens (Sir Rex Harrison) awakens in a hospital with a gunshot wound to his head, and is told that he has been in Paris for ten days. However, this cannot be true because he insists that he crashed his plane and has no recollection of being anywhere for ten days. Bob decides to follow a note found in his jacket, to the woman who wrote it, "Miss D", and get to the bottom of the whole strange situation. Written by Sarah

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Missing Ten Days See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Budding Star
26 February 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Rex Harrison wakes up in a hospital in Paris with a bullet wound in his head. The last thing he remembers is leaving from Gatwick on his private plane. However, the police show him a newspaper which indicates he has spent ten days in Paris. As he investigates on his own, it turns out he has spent the time as a butler/chauffeur to an eccentric family there under a different name. Gradually, the situation grows more serious....

This is an excellent comedy thriller, directed by old comedy hand Tim Whelan -- he had spent time writing for Harold Lloyd in the 1920s. His light touch and frequent gag construction, Harrison's breezy insouciance and a well-constructed story line keeps this one humming along. Harrison's career was on the upswing and he was credited about the title on the print I saw -- an Australian print, so it might have appeared in Oz after his success in NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH had made him a star. It's a minor picture, but one that is highly enjoyable.


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