You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Last Time I Saw Paris

The Last Time I Saw Paris is an engrossing romantic drama that tells a good story with fine performances and an overall honesty of dramatic purpose.

With:
Elizabeth Taylor Van Johnson Walter Pidgeon Donna Reed Eva Gabor Kurt Kasznar

The Last Time I Saw Paris is an engrossing romantic drama that tells a good story with fine performances and an overall honesty of dramatic purpose.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, Babylon Revisited was updated and revised as the basis for the potent screenplay. Elizabeth Taylor’s work as the heroine shows a thorough grasp of the character, whhich she makes warm and real. Richard Brooks’ direction also gets a sock response from Van Johnson.

Plot is laid in Paris in the reckless, gay period that followed V-E Day of World War II. There, Johnson meets and marries Taylor and starts a struggling existence as a day-time reporter for a news service and wouldbe author at night. Even the faith of his wife cannot balance the brand of failure he assumes after too many rejection slips and when some supposedly worthless Texas oil property suddenly gushes into wealth he becomes a playboy himself.

Threading through the footage is the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II title song, hauntingly sung by Odette.

The Last Time I Saw Paris

Production: M-G-M. Director Richard Brooks; Producer Jack Cummings; Screenplay Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein; Camera Joseph Ruttenberg; Editor John Dunning; Music Conrad Salinger

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1954. Running time: 116 MIN.

With: Elizabeth Taylor Van Johnson Walter Pidgeon Donna Reed Eva Gabor Kurt Kasznar

More Film

  • Universal Launches Direct Distribution in Hong

    Universal Starts Direct Distribution in Hong Kong, Appoints Anita Cheung

    The Last Time I Saw Paris is an engrossing romantic drama that tells a good story with fine performances and an overall honesty of dramatic purpose. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, Babylon Revisited was updated and revised as the basis for the potent screenplay. Elizabeth Taylor’s work as the heroine shows a thorough grasp of […]

  • Kobe Bryant Barred From Film Academy

    Oscar Winner Kobe Bryant Barred Entry Into Film Academy

    The Last Time I Saw Paris is an engrossing romantic drama that tells a good story with fine performances and an overall honesty of dramatic purpose. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, Babylon Revisited was updated and revised as the basis for the potent screenplay. Elizabeth Taylor’s work as the heroine shows a thorough grasp of […]

  • Producer Jennifer Todd Beats Jason Blum

    Producer Jennifer Todd Beats Out Jason Blum in Academy Governors Runoff Election

    The Last Time I Saw Paris is an engrossing romantic drama that tells a good story with fine performances and an overall honesty of dramatic purpose. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, Babylon Revisited was updated and revised as the basis for the potent screenplay. Elizabeth Taylor’s work as the heroine shows a thorough grasp of […]

  • Mel Gibson

    Mel Gibson Loses Bid to Block Release of 'Professor and the Madman'

    The Last Time I Saw Paris is an engrossing romantic drama that tells a good story with fine performances and an overall honesty of dramatic purpose. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, Babylon Revisited was updated and revised as the basis for the potent screenplay. Elizabeth Taylor’s work as the heroine shows a thorough grasp of […]

  • Mary J. Blige

    Mary J. Blige to Star in Horror-Thriller 'Body Cam' for Paramount

    The Last Time I Saw Paris is an engrossing romantic drama that tells a good story with fine performances and an overall honesty of dramatic purpose. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, Babylon Revisited was updated and revised as the basis for the potent screenplay. Elizabeth Taylor’s work as the heroine shows a thorough grasp of […]

  • Movie Theater

    The MoviePass Effect Is Here to Stay -- Even if MoviePass Isn't

    The Last Time I Saw Paris is an engrossing romantic drama that tells a good story with fine performances and an overall honesty of dramatic purpose. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, Babylon Revisited was updated and revised as the basis for the potent screenplay. Elizabeth Taylor’s work as the heroine shows a thorough grasp of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content