The Last Time I Saw Paris
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Richard Brooks directed this adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald story about a writer who returns to Paris to gain custody of his daughter, and while there reminisces about his ill-fated marriage to the girl's mother.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1954
DVD Release Date: July 14, 1998
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

This picture tries to please everybody. It won't.

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Time Out

An enjoyable (if heavy-handed) melodrama.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Technicolor Parisian travelogue, MGM-style, that barely skims the Fitzgerald source material.

Variety Staff

An engrossing romantic drama that tells a good story with fine performances and an overall honesty of dramatic purpose.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Somewhat engrossing but too much a dull and heavy-handed tragic melodrama.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

What is to be said of such a picture? The story is trite. The motivations are thin. The writing is glossy and pedestrian. The acting is pretty much forced.

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TV Guide

F. Scott Fitzgerald's tragic love story was brought to the screen with surprising vitality under Brooks' expert hand.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Lush not terribly faithful rendition of Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited is hampered by the miscasting of Van Johnson in the lead. There is no way other than… More
Sarah Prisbylla
This film wasn't very interesting and seemed really long and drawn out.
Tim Sigur
Way cheesy, but Widmark and Malden make it watchable.
Lanning : )
A classic Hollywood tear-jerker. I may have to think again about Elizabeth Taylor's acting. Mostly, she leaves me flat. Being a beautiful child can only… More