Holiday For Henrietta

  • 1952
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Charming comedy that was remade nine years later into a slapdash film called PARIS WHEN IT SIZZLES. Seigner and Cremieux are two screenwriters who are crushed when their newest work is snipped to bits by censors. They begin to improvise a story about Robin, a dressmaker in Paris, with two very different versions being dreamed up by each as one of them favors...read more

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Charming comedy that was remade nine years later into a slapdash film called PARIS WHEN IT SIZZLES. Seigner and Cremieux are two screenwriters who are crushed when their newest work is snipped to bits by censors. They begin to improvise a story about Robin, a dressmaker in Paris, with two

very different versions being dreamed up by each as one of them favors noir and the other rose. Cremieux concocts a sleazy melodrama while Seigner thinks up a story of love, naivete, and warmth. The film gets written with a wild culmination on Bastille Day. Then their balloon is burst when

Auclair, an actor, informs them that someone else has already written that story.

A whimsical satire of movies with Duvivier employing many cinematic techniques to make his point, the film is clever and eye-catching; one wishes it had been released widely in the US before the dull remake. Robin began her show-business career as a ballerina with the Paris Opera and only had a

few credits in English-speaking films--WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS, FOLLOW THE BOYS, TOPAZ, and THE BEST HOUSE IN LONDON being the most prominent. Costar Neff made films in France, Germany, England, and the US before appearing on Broadway in Cole Porter's Silk Stockings and then becoming a writer. Her

two most famous books were The Gift Horse, her autobiography, and The Verdict, a highly personal account of her struggle against cancer.

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