Paris Holiday (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

Paris Holiday (1958)





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Movie Info

Two of filmdom's finest farceurs--Hollywood's Bob Hope and France's Fernandel--are teamed in the location-filmed Paris Holiday. Since Hope coauthored the script, however, guess which actor has the largest part. Cast more or less as himself, Hope plays an American comedian who comes to Paris to purchase a script. Little does his suspect that the script contains secret messages pertaining to a vicious gang of counterfeiters. With the help of villainess-turned-heroine Anita Ekberg, Hope is committed to an insane asylum to protect him from the bad guys; he then must rely upon Fernandel to spring him from the looney bin. Throughout Paris Holiday, Bob Hope looks too old and too rich to be indulging in such nonsense. Film buffs will enjoy the brief, unbilled appearance by famed producer-director-writer Preston Sturges.


Bob Hope
as Robert Leslie Hunter
as Fernydel
Martha Hyer
as Ann McCall
André Morell
as American Ambassador
Preston Sturges
as Serge Vitry
Maurice Teynac
as Dr. Bernais
Roger Treville
as Golfer Patient
Yves Brainville
as Inspector Dupont
Alan Gifford
as American Consul
Irène Tunc
as Shipboard Lovely
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Critic Reviews for Paris Holiday

All Critics (2)

Hope and Fernandel (clearly playing second fiddle to his Yankee counterpart) are both pleasant but don't conjure up any screen magic together.

September 18, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

[Hope & Fernandel's] comedic styles never meld particularly well; Hope being quick with the wisecrack, while Fernandel is left to clownish mugging. There are far better showcases out there for both of their talents.

March 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Paris Holiday

I am sorry Bob, but this is just a trainwreck. A script that is practically non-existent, no humour or jokes apart from your usual super-sexual innuendos and a co-lead that does not speak English but is not subtitled ? Seriously ? Could not finish this one. Boy, what a turkey.

Henrik Schunk
Henrik Schunk

Super Reviewer

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