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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 final number in which the scantily-clad Mary is depicted in 3-D.
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Jane Russell
as Mary 'Mame' Carson
Gilbert Roland
as Pierre DuQuesne
Arthur Hunnicutt
as 'Waco' Mosby
Mary McCarty
as Annie Farrell
Joyce Mackenzie
as Myrtle Brown
Paula Corday
as Celeste
Scott Elliott
as Bill Harris
Craig Stevens
as Phil Barton
Kasey Rogers
as Katherine Hodges
Steven Geray
as Francois
John Wengraf
as 1st Mate
Michael St. Angel
as George Hodges
Barbara Darrow
as Donna Adams
Barbara Dobbins
as Kitty Lee
Mary Rodman
as Model
Millie Doff
as Model
Jane Easton
as Model
Jarma Lewis
as Model
Kim Novak
as Model
Pat Sheehan
as Model
Joel Friend
as Actor-dancer
Ray Bennett
as Foreman
Bert LeBaron
as Doorman
Al Cavens
as Reporter
Jo Gilbert
as Reporter
Frank Marlowe
as Reporter
Nick Stuart
as Reporter
Allan Ray
as Reporter
Jeffrey Sayre
as Reporter
Ralph Volkie
as Reporter
Carlos Albert
as Reporter
Robert Dayo
as Reporter
Donald Moray
as Reporter
Joseph Rubino
as Reporter
Renald Dupont
as Reporter
Charles Smith
as Reporter
Bess Flowers
as Saleslady
Peggy Leon
as Customer
Leoda Richards
as Customer
Ramona Magrill
as Seamstress
John Mooney
as Cowboy
Lane Bradford
as Cowboy
Edward Short
as Willie
Edward Coch
as French Bellhop
Taylor Wayne
as French Bellhop
Pierre Chandler
as French Steward
Frederick Stevens
as French Steward
Arthur Dulac
as French Steward
Jack Chefe
as Wine Steward
William Forrest
as Sam Baker
Louis Mercier
as Steward
Young Buck
as Photographer
Sue Casey
as Showgirl
Mary Langan
as Showgirl
Bobette Bentley
as Showgirl
Gloria Watson
as Showgirl
Rita Corday
as Celeste
DeDe Moore
as Showgirl
Helen Chapman
as Showgirl
Gloria Pall
as Showgirl
Dawn Oney
as Showgirl
Joi Lansing
as Showgirl
Joyce Johnson
as Showgirl
Lonnie Pierce
as Showgirl
Mary Jane Carey
as American Nurse
Wanda Ottoni
as French Nurse
Lomax Study
as French Waiter
Babs Cox
as Maid
Anne Ford
as Paris Model
Virginia Bates
as Paris Model
Katherine Cassidy
as Paris Model
Elizabeth Slifer
as French Woman
Stanley Farrar
as French Man
Marina Cisternas
as Customer at Paris Salon
Dan Bernaducci
as French Cabby
Fritz Feld
as French Cabby
Marie Rabasse
as Flower Woman
Bert Le Baron
as Doorman
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Critic Reviews for The French Line

All Critics (1)

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.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Don't know what they were thinking when they went 3D with one ,but by doing so they took what could have bedn a 3 star romcom and turned it int a 2 star dud.

Joe Sicari
Joe Sicari

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"

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

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