love in the afternoon
the year: 1957
the genre: comedy
the cast: Gary Cooper (Frank Flannagan); Audrey Hepburn (Ariane Chavasse); Maurice Chevalier (Claude Chavasse); John McGiver (Monsieur X)
the plot: a middle-aged playboy is fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.
listen for: "Working on a new case?" "A client from Brussels. His wife ran away to Paris with the chauffeur. I have to find them; the husband wants his car back."
don't miss: they gypsy quartet. They're my favorite.
did you know: To dispel any impression that there was any impropriety in their many afternoon meetings in his hotel room, a line was dubbed into the release print. When his back is turned to the camera in Claude's office, Frank is heard to say, "I can't get to first base with her."
extra bonus points: if you can name the character "Monsieur X" plays in Man's Favorite Sport.
also listen for: "What does he export and what does he import?" "Oh, he uh - he exports perfume and imports bananas. There's a fortune in it. Do you realize that for one bottle of perfume you get twelve bananas?"