The Last Time I Saw Paris

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Average Rating: 3.1/5

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Richard Brooks directed this adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald story about a writer who returns to Paris to gain custody of his daughter, and while there reminisces about his ill-fated marriage to the girl's mother.

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Cast

Elizabeth Taylor
as Helen Ellswirth
Van Johnson
as Charles Wills
Walter Pidgeon
as James Ellswirth
Donna Reed
as Marion Ellswirth
Eva Gabor
as Lorraine Quarl
Kurt Kasznar
as Maurice
George Dolenz
as Claude Matine
John Doucette
as Campbell
Odette
as Singer
Ed Hinton
as American Officer
Richard Emory
as American Officer
Steve Wayne
as American Officer
Matt Moore
as English Man
Paul Power
as English Man
Harry Cody
as English Man
Ann Codee
as Another Nurse
Yevgeny Urbansky
as Flamenco Dance Team
Gene Coogan
as Gendarme
Jorge Luis Urbina
as Flamenco Dancer
Gilda Fontana
as Flamenco Dancer
Josette Deegan
as Fighting Girl
Mary Ann Hawkins
as Fighting Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Last Time I Saw Paris

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Audience Reviews for The Last Time I Saw Paris

½

Lush not terribly faithful rendition of Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited is hampered by the miscasting of Van Johnson in the lead. There is no way other than script demands that Elizabeth Taylor would pick the vapid Johnson let alone stay with him throughout the increasingly boorish behavior he subjects her too. Otherwise the film is beautifully shot with that MGM sheen and Walter Pidgeon gives a terrific performance as Liz's madcap father.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Way cheesy, but Widmark and Malden make it watchable.

Tim Sigur
Tim Sigur

Super Reviewer

A classic Hollywood tear-jerker. I may have to think again about Elizabeth Taylor's acting. Mostly, she leaves me flat. Being a beautiful child can only last so long. In this one, you can see that Donna Reed is the more subtle actress, the more smooth in her transition between moods -- displaying more ability to show range in real human transitions. But Taylor is impressive here, even if it's more a feeling of shoving in a clutch and jamming the stick, jumping from situation to situation. I'm glad I finally saw this gem. Taylor at her best.

Lanning : )
Lanning : )

Super Reviewer

This film wasn't very interesting and seemed really long and drawn out.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

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