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April in Paris (1952) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by David Butler and produced by William Jacobs.


Dynamite Jackson is a fast-talking chorus girl who mistakenly receives an invitation to represent her country at the International Festival of Arts in Paris. On the transatlantic crossing, Dynamite meets an engaged State Department official who her shipmates decide is perfect for her. A typical sunny Doris Day musical.

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April in Paris (1952). A dog of a different color.

By Dawn Sample on Mar 7, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

With the innocence of the fifties a charming and colorful musical, April in Paris(1952). With Doris Day and Ray Bolger, who you may recognize from the classic film, Wizard of OZ (1939) playing the scarecrow. Directed by David Butler. The movie opens with street scenes of Washington DC and Doris Day... Read full article

All Aboard!! Part 3 of 5.

By Dawn on Dec 15, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

April in Paris(1952), directed by David Butler. Is a musical film starring Doris Day and Ray Bolger. The story begins when chorus girl Miss Ethel 'Dynamite' Jackson, mistakenly receives an invitation from the State Department to represent the American theatre at an arts exposition in Paris, France. ... Read full article

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Ethel S. 'Dynamite' Jackson: I don't care what I did last night and the night before that and the night before that, too. I'm gonna ring the bell tonight. I'm gonna ring the bell tonight. That's what I'm gonna do!

Ethel S. 'Dynamite' Jackson: Don't stop me now. I'm ticking!

S. Winthrop Putnam: Do you know what my title is? Assistant Secretary to the Assistant to the Undersecretary of State. It's taken me ten years to get this far. If this falls through I'll be right back where I started: Assistant Assistant Secretary to the Assistant to the Undersecretary of State.

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Doris Day writes in her autobiography that she only encountered trouble or tension on two of her Warner Bros. films, "Young at Heart" and "April in Paris". On "Paris", she writes that leading man Ray Bolger and director David Butler clashed early on, with Butler accusing Bolger of trying to steal scenes away from Day. Doris says that, being a relative newcomer to films, she was unaware of Bolger's tricks and managed to stay out of the line of fire.
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