Monday, March 05, 2012
The story follows Richard Benson (William Holden), a screen play writer who has been hired by producer Alexander Meyerheim (Noel Coward) to write a screenplay named “The Girl who Stole Paris”. Meyerheim is due in Paris in two days’ time but Benson, now more playboy than writer, has done nothing with the script for months.
He hires a typist Gabrielle Simpson (Audrey Hepburn) and with her typing skills he has two days to come up with an idea, if a seduction of her and more drinks than you can shake a stick at do not get in the way of the creative process. The film shows the developing script in scenes, in which Gabbrielle and Richard become Gabby and Rick, and the film features cameos by Tony Curtis, Marlene Dietrich and the voice of Frank Sinatra (with a name check in script).
So, there you have it, vampires getting everywhere, this time in Paris When It Sizzles. The imdb page is here.