Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie. Benson has been holed up in a Paris apartment supposedly working on the script for months, but instead has spent the time living it up. Benson now has just two days to the deadline and thus hires a temporary secretary, Gabrielle Simpson, to help him complete it in time.Written by
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According to Audrey Hepburn's son Sean Hepburn Ferrer's memoir, this was her least favorite of the films she made during her years as a star, despite the fact that she called it "a joy to make". Ferrer wrote that it taught her a lesson: "Just because the film was easy to make doesn't mean it's going to be very good." See more »
As Richard lays out the blank pages, he lays one on the chair by the stairs. It falls down onto the seat of the chair. However, in the wide shot, it is back on the back of the chair. See more »
You call the canary Richelieu because you always wanted a cardinal.
That's very funny!
No, it isn't. Just one of the hazards of being an international wit, which I am. You have to keep trying all the time.
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Audrey Hepburn's perfume is credited to Hubert de Givenchy. See more »
In Paris, the successful alcoholic forty-two years old screenplay writer Richard Benson (William Holden) has three days to write a script to his producer that has paid in advance. The typist Gabrielle Simpson (Audrey Hepburn) arrives to his hotel to type the screenplay. Along the three days, she helps him to develop the story and they fall in love for each other.
"Paris When It Sizzles" is absolutely silly and naive, but also charming and delightful and only works because of the chemistry between the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn and the ironic William Holden. There are many jokes with the cinema, with many stories within the lead story, and the most hilarious scenes have the uncredited participation of Tony Curtis. Marlene Dietrich and Mel Ferrer have also uncredited participation. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Quando Paris Alucina" ("When Paris Gets Crazy")
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