Bon jour! The 1958 comedy classic Paris Holiday hit DVD and Blu-ray earlier this year via KL Studio Classics. In this frenetic farce, “the City of Lights” becomes “the City of Laughs” when screen comic Robert Leslie Hunter (Bob Hope) travels to Paris, looking to buy a scenario from a noted French playwright. The script may be light on jokes, but it’s loaded with coded messages for a dangerous gang of counterfeiters…so Bob find himself pursued (and not complaining about it) by a sly femme fatale (Anita Ekberg). Lively farce co-stars French performing legend Fernandel, Martha Hyer, André Morell, and Preston Sturges.
With songs like “Nothing in Common,” “April in Paris,” “The Last Time I Saw Paris,” and the title tune, Paris Holiday is a fun-filled feature filled with marvelous music and warm Hope humor. Don’t miss it!
An earlier version of this post appeared on MovieFanFare earlier this year. It has been revised and updated.