A classic comedy directed by Gordon Parry, Innocents in Paris features a varied collection of British tourists away on a wild and wonderful weekend in Paris in 1953, where each character finds that the city welcomes them and changes their lives in different ways.
An English diplomat (Alastair Sim, The Green Man, Laughter in Paradise ) is on a working trip to obtain an agreement with his Russian counterpart; a Royal Marine bandsman (Ronald Shiner, They Drive by Night, The Magic Box) has a night out on the tiles after winning a pool of the French currency held by all the Marines in his band; a young woman (Claire Bloom, The Man Between) is wined and dined by an older Parisian man (Claude Dauphin, Barbarella, The Quiet American) who gives her a tour of Paris; an amateur artist (Margaret Rutherford, The Happiest Days of Your Life, Passport to Pimlico) searches out fellow painters on the Left Bank and in the Louvre; a hearty Englishman (Jimmy Edwards, Three Men in A Boat) spends the entire weekend in an English-style pub; an archetypal Scotsman and Battle of Normandy veteran (James Copeland) finds love with a young French woman.
A cinematic love letter to 1950s Paris, Innocents in Paris features an outstanding cast and includes cameos from the likes of Kenneth Williams (The Carry On series), Laurence Harvey (Silent Enemy, Room at The Top), Louis De Funès (La Grande Vadrouille) and Christopher Lee (The Wicker Man).
Written by Anatole de Grunwald
For the 2022 restoration of Innocents in Paris, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original camera negative which was scanned and restored in 4K to produce a brand new HD master