17 August 2020 | ksf-2
adventure in Paris
An eclectic group of Brits is going to Paree. Susan, a beautiful young lady, is played by Claire Bloom. Bloom had just made Limelight with Charlie Chaplin. The really big name in here is Margaret Rutherford! she was Miss Marple in so many Aggie Christie films. she tries her hand at painting, and meets various locals. Sir Norman (Alastair Sim, aka Scrooge!) is going to talk with the Russians, on official, post-war business. many misunderstandings, but always the diplomat, Sir Norman keeps trying. and the (military ?) band ends up at what seems to be the Moulin Rouge dance hall, with the almost naughty dancers. the poor, kilt-wearing scotsman, who has lost his wallet. the airplane full of passengers each has their own set of adventures. travel to a foreign country was probably quite novel, back in the day. this one plods along, slow and steady. some fun moments, but slow overall. Directed by Gordon Parry. made 18 films in the 1940s and 1950s. i didn't recognize any of them. but what do i know. Story by Anatole de Grunwald. his OWN life story is much more interesting than this film, if you check him out on wikipedia dot org. apparently being born on christmas day, 1910, Anatole's family had to flee the russian revolution, and went to france, england, and the U.S.