Paris Holiday (1957)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce  |   Release Date - Feb 27, 1958 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Two of filmdom's finest farceurs--Hollywood's Bob Hope and France's Fernandel--are teamed in the location-filmed Paris Holiday. Since Hope coauthored the script, however, guess which actor has the largest part. Cast more or less as himself, Hope plays an American comedian who comes to Paris to purchase a script. Little does his suspect that the script contains secret messages pertaining to a vicious gang of counterfeiters. With the help of villainess-turned-heroine Anita Ekberg, Hope is committed to an insane asylum to protect him from the bad guys; he then must rely upon Fernandel to spring him from the looney bin. Throughout Paris Holiday, Bob Hope looks too old and too rich to be indulging in such nonsense. Film buffs will enjoy the brief, unbilled appearance by famed producer-director-writer Preston Sturges.

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actor, boating, chase, counterfeit, escape, gangster, helicopter, love-triangle, manuscript, mental-institution, oceanliner, on-the-road, playwright, rescue, romance, screenplay, traveling