April in Paris (film)

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Original title April in Paris
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1952
length 100 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director David Butler
script Jack Rose ,
Melville Shavelson
production William Jacobs
music Ray Heindorf ,
Howard Jackson
camera Wilfred M. Cline
cut Irene Morra

April in Paris is a 1952 American film musical directed by David Butler .


The diplomat Winthrop Putnam accidentally sends two letters to two wrong addressees. The revue dancer Ethel "Dynamite" Jackson received an invitation as a delegate from America to participate in an art festival in Paris. When the press hears about it, it becomes a big story. Ethel was invited to make the cruise to Paris with Putnam and other representatives from the United States . For Jackson, the ride is far from a pleasure as the delegate meeting is very stiff. She befriends the Frenchman François, who earns his living as a steward during the crossing. On the last evening, François offers to accompany Jackson in the evening, but Putnam also wants to bring this matter up to her because he is fascinated by her.


The film was completed by the production company Warner Bros. and later distributed. The musical was recorded in an aspect ratio of 1.37: 1 on 35mm film . The film was shot in the Warner Bros. Film Studios in Burbank , California .

The songs used in the film were by Sammy Cahn (lyrics) and Vernon Duke (music). The musical director was Ray Heindorf , the vocal arrangements were made by Norman Luboff .

The film premiered in New York City on December 24, 1952 . The film opened in western Germany on January 1st and in Austria in March 1954.


A "unpretentious musical adaptation" ruled Bosley Crowther of the New York Times on April in Paris .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Bosley Crowther: April in Paris. The New York Times , December 25, 1952, accessed November 10, 2014 .