The French Line (1954)

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In this musical, wealthy young Texan, Mary Carson (Jane Russell), is in search of love. However, all the men she becomes involved with only care about one thing--her money. Hiring the attractive Myrtle Brown (Joyce MacKenzie) to impersonate her, Mary takes on the identity of a fashion model, and they set off together on a cruise ship in search of true love. This film features a bunch of musical numbers, including "Well, I'll be Switched," "Comment Allez-Vous?," and "Lookin' for Trouble," the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Isabel Dawn, Matty Kemp, Mary Loos, Richard Sale
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Runtime:
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Cast


as Mary 'Mame' Carson

as Pierre DuQuesne

as 'Waco' Mosby

as Annie Farrell

as Myrtle Brown

as Celeste

as Bill Harris

as Phil Barton

as Katherine Hodges

as Francois

as 1st Mate

as George Hodges

as Donna Adams

as Kitty Lee

as Model

as Model

as Actor-dancer

as Foreman

as Doorman

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Saleslady

as Reporter

as Customer

as Seamstress

as French Bellhop

as French Bellhop

as French Steward

as French Steward

as French Steward

as Wine Steward

as Sam Baker

as Steward

as Photographer

as Showgirl

as Showgirl

as Celeste

as Showgirl

as Showgirl

as Showgirl

as Showgirl

as Showgirl

as Showgirl

as Showgirl

as Showgirl

as American Nurse

as French Nurse

as French Waiter

as Paris Model

as Paris Model

as Paris Model

as French Woman

as French Man

as Customer at Paris Sa...

as French Cabby

as French Cabby

as Flower Woman

as Katherine Hodges
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Critic Reviews for The French Line

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The film was made as an excuse to show off Jane's anatomy.

Full Review… | April 26, 2004
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Audience Reviews for The French Line

Gaudy, loud and filled with the silly conventions of rom-coms but Jane looks spectacular. She's saucy and sly draped in one eye popping creation after another. The supporting cast is rather thin but Mary McCarty is fun as a childhood friend of Jane's turned couturier. Look quick about an 3/4 of the way through and you can catch a glimpse of Kim Novak in her wordless screen debut as a model.

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jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Reminds me allot of "Gentleman Prefer Blondes" because of the Cruise, the Musical Numbers,Two Girlfriends who would do anything for each other, Costumes,& the Switching of Identity.This time she is not in the shadow of Marilyn Monroe, so in this she's the one you can't keep your eyes off.The Story, about an Oil Heiress(Jane Russel) that just wants to be loved for herself , not her financial assets. So She pretends to be traveling as a Model for a Dress Designer(Mary McCarty), & the Dress Designer as her.Much Fun Chaos to go around.I loved it almost as much as "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"

½

Bland musical comedy. None of the musical numbers are very memorable. It seems it was primarily made to show off Jane Russell's full figure, and that it does. I am sure this was a racy film in 1953. It lacks a strong supporting cast, something I feel is important for movies of this genre.

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James Higgins

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