Innocents in Paris

Innocents in Paris

Gordon Parry (1953)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Considering the quality of the cast, this episodic British comedy could have and, indeed, should have been a great deal funnier than it actually is. Following a party of tourists on their weekend in Paris, Anatole de Grunwald's script has a pseudo-Ealing cosiness that prevents it from throwing caution to the wind and becoming downright comic. There are neat touches from Alastair Sim, seeking to inebriate a Soviet politician, and from Margaret Rutherford, as an amateur artist at the Louvre, but Claire Bloom's romance, Ronald Shiner's parade, Jimmy Edwards's indoor cricket match and James Copeland's bekilted misadventures lack sparkle.


Seven stuffy British tourists get caught up in various escapades during a sightseeing visit to the French capital - where some lucky travellers even find romance. Comedy, starring Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Jimmy Edwards, Claire Bloom, Laurence Harvey and Ronald Shiner.

Cast & Crew

Sir Norman Barker Alastair Sim
Gladys Inglott Margaret Rutherford
Capt George Stilton Jimmy Edwards
Susan Robbins Claire Bloom
Francois Laurence Harvey
Dicky Bird Ronald Shiner
Max de Lorne Claude Dauphin
Andy MacGregor James Copeland
Director Gordon Parry
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Romulus Films LtdAvailable on: DVD