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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

Writer:

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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Storyline

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

Last feature film of Minor Watson. 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

Cpl. Al O'Connor: [O'Connor and Sullivan have tickets to the ballet] I'll buy the tickets, let's go someplace else.
Sgt. Danny Sullivan: You've never been to the ballet. How do you know you won't like it?
Cpl. Al O'Connor: I've never been skinned alive either but I've got an opinion.
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Soundtracks

L'Âme des Poètes
(uncredited)
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Paulette Rollin
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C'est la Olivia de Havilland
29 April 2013 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In romantic Paris, girlish Ambassador's daughter Olivia de Havilland (as Joan Fisk) entertains dignified Myrna Loy, the wife of visiting US Senator Adolphe Menjou (as Jonathan Cartwright). While modeling "Christian Dior" clothing, Ms. De Havilland attracts handsome young American servicemen John Forsythe (as Daniel "Danny" Sullivan) and finds herself invited to dinner. Though American, and engaged to a French man, de Havilland decides to go out with Mr. Forsythe and pose as a French model. She wants to prove, "The American enlisted man is not a mucker" (defined in my search as "a rough or coarse person")...

Since we know how this story will end, the fun is in seeing how the couple gets there - but there isn't much fun to be had. Norman Krasna provides his star with a big, colorful landscape. The screen is filled sometimes, most strikingly with feather-fanned strippers; however, this plays more like an anomaly with this cast. At the end of the 1940s, de Havilland had become one of filmdom's most respected, awarded and admired dramatic actresses - here, she seems to be going backwards. Alas, roles for women after age 20 were not plentiful and the competition for the few good scripts was fierce. At least we have Paris...

***** The Ambassador's Daughter (7/26/56) Norman Krasna ~ Olivia de Havilland, John Forsythe, Myrna Loy, Adolphe Menjou


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