To Paris with Love is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Robert Hamer and starring Alec Guiness, Odile Versois and Vernon Gray[1][2]


A father and son play matchmaker for each other during a trip to Paris


  • Alec Guinness as Col. Sir Edgar Fraser
  • Odile Versois as Lizette Marconne
  • Vernon Gray as John Fraser
  • Elina Labourdette as Sylvia Gilbert
  • Jacques François as Victor de Colville
  • Austin Trevor as Leon de Colville
  • Jacques Brunius as Aristide Marconnet
  • Claude Romain as Georges Duprez
  • Maureen Davis as Suzanne de Colville
  • Mollie Hartley Milburn as Madame Alvarez
  • Michael Anothony as Pierre
  • Pamela Stirling as Madame Marconnet
  • Claude Collier as Solo Drummer, Cabaret Act
  • George Lafaye Company as Cabaret Act

Critical reception

In a contemporary review, The New York Times wrote, "the screen play by Robert Buckner about a Scottish gentleman and his son who visit Paris and have mild infatuations, the son with an older woman and the father with a girl, is an obvious and strained stab at humor, almost empty of wit or irony. And the performance of Mr. Guinness in it is perhaps the most pallid and listless he has ever turned in. These are hard words to utter about Mr. Guinness takes sudden spurts at farces-such as getting his suspenders caught in a hotel-room door or finding himself entangled in a badminton net-he walks through his slight romantic pretense as thorugh he were either ill or bored. His drector Robert Hamer, must share the responsibility, too, for the pace and invention in creation are conspicuously slow and underfined".[3] More recently, the Radio Times' applauded the film as "An amiable, light-hearted exercise in postwar "naughtiness"...enilvened by Guinness's engaging performance, reunited as he is with his King Hearts and Corontes director Robert Hamer, and a screenplay of sweet charm from Warner Bros veteran Robert Buckner. Both the leading lady, lovely Odile Versois; and Paris itself are delightful in maid-1950s Technicolor, and this movie, though slight, is often shamefully underrated."[4]


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