Feature - 'The Last Time I Saw Paris'

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The Last Time I Saw Paris is a 1954 romantic drama made by MGM. It is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Babylon Revisited." It was directed by Richard Brooks, produced by Jack Cummings and filmed on locations in Paris and the MGM backlot. The screenplay was by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Richard Brooks.

The film starred Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson in his last role for MGM, with Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed, Eva Gabor, Kurt Kasznar, George Dolenz, Sandy Descher and Roger Moore in his Hollywood debut. The film's title song, by composer Jerome Kern and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, was already a classic when the movie was made and inspired the movie's title. Though the song had already won an Oscar after its film debut in 1941's Lady Be Good, it is featured much more prominently in The Last Time I Saw Paris. It can be heard in many scenes, either being sung by Odette Myrtil or being played as an instrumental.

  • Cartoon -- Popeye in "Parlez Vous Woo"
  • Feature -- "The Last Time I Saw Paris" a Technicolor feature starring Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Donna Reed and Walter Pidgeon
  • Newsreel - Elizabeth Taylor and Swimsuit Fashions
  • Musical Moment - Lionel Hampton performs

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