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Richard Quine directs George Axelrod's acerbic script (adapted from Julien Duvivier's Julien Duvivier) in this romantic comedy that reunites William Holden and Audrey Hepburn for the first time since 1954's Audrey Hepburn. Holden plays Richard Benson, a Hollywood screenwriter being pressured by movie producer Alexander Meyerheimer (Noël Coward) to finish his script entitled "The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower." Meyerheimer gives Richard a two-day ultimatum to complete his work, unaware that Richard has yet to even start on the script. In an effort to get moving on his project, Richard hires a live-in secretary, Gabrielle Simpson (Audrey Hepburn), to help him. Soon enough, the two fall in love and spend the time enacting various scenes from the unwritten screenplay as the time slips away and Richard's deadline looms. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:April 8, 1964


William Holden
as Richard Benson
Audrey Hepburn
as Gabrielle Simpson
Noël Coward
as Alexander Meyerheimer
Gregoire Aslan
as Police Inspector
Raymond Bussières
as Gangster
Christian Duvallex
as Maitre d'Hotel
Marlene Dietrich
as Guest Star
Frank Sinatra
as [singing]
Dominique Boschero
Mel Ferrer
as Guest Star
Fred Astaire
as [singing]
Evi Marandi
Tony Curtis
as Second Policeman


Richard Quine
Richard Quine
George Axelrod
George Axelrod
Henri Jeanson
Screen Story
Julien Duvivier
Screen Story
Charles B. Lang
Nelson Riddle
Composer (Music Score)
Archie Marshek
Carter DeHaven III
Associate Producer
Gabriel Bechir
Set Designer
Joseph DeBretagne
Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Grenzbach
Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Feyder
First Assistant Director
Henri Tiquet
Camera Operator
Frank McCoy