The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)

The Ambassador’s Daughter (1956)We watched it tonight and liked it. It’s a funny romantic comedy full of light laughs. The script’s somewhat thin at times — some of the plot twists are sewn with white thread, as they say — but the acting’s great, in particular that of Olivia de Havilland, who plays the title role. What’s also a rare treat is the location: Paris in the 50s — need I say more about that? The movie’s in color, in spite of the black and white screenshot (which was the only one I could find).

Overall, the movie’s easygoing, and it’s really a wonderful movie for a quiet evening at home. It’s about an innocent, unlikely romance between the daughter of the American ambassador to Paris and an American soldier on leave. It starts out as an experiment for her, but ends up serious, and with a very happy ending.

The movie also has Myrna Loy, and that’s a treat as well. If it only had Bill Powell, too, but you can’t have everything, can you? John Forsythe plays the American soldier. I’d never heard of him before this movie, but he played his part very well.

Pick it up and relax with your significant other while you watch it. It’s a quiet, nice little movie that’ll let you have a peaceful night’s sleep afterwards.

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