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The Last Time I Saw Paris (18-Nov-1954)

Director: Richard Brooks

Writers: Julius J. Epstein; Philip G. Epstein; Richard Brooks

From short story: Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Music Score by: Conrad Salinger

Producer: Jack Cummings

Keywords: Romantic Drama, Child Custody Battle

An American journalist during WWII meets two sisters and falls in love with one of them, marrying her. Also an aspiring novelist, their marriage has troubles and he moves back to America, only to return to Paris after an absence of two years. Melodrama told in flashbacks; good early substantive role for Elizabeth Taylor though Van Johnson is somewhat miscast. The Last Time I Saw Paris relocates F. Scott Fitzgerald's story from the 1920s Lost Generation to the 1940s/50s, and the film suffers because of it.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eva Gabor
Actor
11-Feb-1919 4-Jul-1995 Green Acres
Van Johnson
Actor
25-Aug-1916 12-Dec-2008 The Caine Mutiny
Kurt Kasznar
Actor
13-Aug-1913 6-Aug-1979 Fitzhugh on Land of the Giants
Roger Moore
Actor
14-Oct-1927   James Bond after Sean Connery
Odette Myrtil
Actor
28-Jun-1898 18-Nov-1978 Out of the Fog
Walter Pidgeon
Actor
23-Sep-1897 25-Sep-1984 How Green Was My Valley
Donna Reed
Actor
27-Jan-1921 14-Jan-1986 The Donna Reed Show
Elizabeth Taylor
Actor
27-Feb-1932 23-Mar-2011 Cleopatra

CAST

Elizabeth Taylor   ...   Helen Ellswirth
Van Johnson   ...   Charles Wills
Walter Pidgeon   ...   James Ellswirth
Donna Reed   ...   Marion Ellswirth
Eva Gabor   ...   Lorraine Quarl
Kurt Kasznar   ...   Maurice
George Dolenz   ...   Claude Matine
Roger Moore   ...   Paul
Sandy Descher   ...   Vicki
Celia Lovsky   ...   Mama
Peter Leeds   ...   Barney
John Doucette   ...   Campbell
Odette Myrtil   ...   Singer

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