Song of Paris

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Song of Paris
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Finnish poster
Directed by John Guillermin
Written by Allan MacKinnon
Produced by Roger Proudlock
Starring Dennis Price
Anne Vernon
Mischa Auer
Cinematography Ray Elton
Edited by Sam Simmonds
Music by Philip Martell
Bruce Campbell
Distributed by Adelphi Films
Lippert Pictures (US)
Release dates
11 February 1952 (UK)
17 April 1953 (US)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget£24,000 [1]
Box officeover £30,000 (Britain) [1]

Song of Paris is a 1952 British comedy film directed by John Guillermin and starring Dennis Price, Anne Vernon and Hermione Baddeley. [2] [3] [4] It was shot at Walton Studios outside London. It was distributed in the United States by Lippert Pictures as Bachelor in Paris.



An English businessman travels to Paris and becomes involved with a cabaret star. [5]



Adelphi invested £17,490 of the budget. [1]

Critical reception

Amongst contemporary reviews, the News of the World wrote "Pretty blondes suddenly lose their skirts and pompous aristocrats are deprived of their pants. Such fun!" whereas Variety thought it "completely unsubtle in its approach;" [6] and more recently, TV Guide concluded "Auer's antics provide most of the laughs in this tame effort," and rated it 2/5 stars. [7]

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