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The Ambassador's Daughter (26-Jul-1956)

Director: Norman Krasna

Writer: Norman Krasna

Music Arranged and Conducted by: Jacques Metehen

Producer: Norman Krasna

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Arnold
18-Feb-1890 26-Apr-1956 You Can't Take It With You
Olivia de Havilland
1-Jul-1916   Gone With the Wind
John Forsythe
29-Jan-1918 1-Apr-2010 Blake Carrington on Dynasty
Francis Lederer
6-Nov-1899 25-May-2000 Pandora's Box
Myrna Loy
2-Aug-1905 14-Dec-1993 The Thin Man
Adolphe Menjou
18-Feb-1890 29-Oct-1963 A Farewell to Arms
Tommy Noonan
29-Apr-1922 24-Apr-1968 A Star is Born
Minor Watson
22-Dec-1889 28-Jul-1965 Guadalcanal Diary


Olivia de Havilland   ...   Joan Fiske
John Forsythe   ...   Daniel Sullivan
Myrna Loy   ...   Mrs. Cartwright
Adolphe Menjou   ...   Sen. Jonathan Cartwright
Tommy Noonan   ...   Albert O'Connor
Francis Lederer   ...   Prince Nicholas Obelski
Edward Arnold   ...   Amb. William Fiske
Minor Watson   ...   Gen. Harvey


Review by Norman Krasna (posted on 3-Mar-2008)

It's a delightful story. While in Paris, an American Senator's engaged (to Francis Lederer) daughter (Olivia DeHaviland), bets one of her father's cronies (Adolph Menjou) that American Service men are honorable and above reproach. The idea of "over-paid, over-sex and over-here" is what she intends to prove is just a saying. Disguised as a French maniquin (model), she proceeds on her adventure. She's coached and chaperoned by none other than Myrna Loyd, who is .......... I forget .... but, oh yes, the "cronies" wife. The soldier in question is played by John Forsythe (ahh, handsome, sweet, young John Forsythe) and naturally he has a yen for the French Maniquin and he has a pal.... played by Tommy Noonan. His pal "somehow" becomes privy to the deception, and the plot thickens. It's a funny, romantic plot. I love it. Strickly for fun, laughs, and ... (((((( sighs ))))))).

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