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European Play Exchange: It Could Happen Only in Paris


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by Alfred Savoir.
Adapted for television by Isabelle Kloucowsky and Claude Barma.
English version by Basil Bartlett.
[Starring] Gaby Sylvia and Tony Britton

Produced by Claude Bartna drama producer of Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française
Incidental music composed by Jean Marion and supplied by courtesy of Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française
At 8.30

Albert loves the Princess; it is the dominating passion of his life. He is only an extra but he dotes on her from afar; his one brief moment on the stage he considers only important because it enables him to see her, to smile at her. Through a hoax he is enabled to meet her - but not as himself, for he is so poor that he has only his theatrical costumes to wear and they change as the plays he appears in change. Add to this diversity the caprices of the beautiful Princess and you have the ingredients for a fanciful, gay jeu d'esprit which 'could happen only in Paris'.


Author: Alfred Savoir
Adapter: Isabelle Kloucowsky
Adapter/producer/Special film sequences shot in Paris by: Claude Barma
English version by: Basil Bartlett
Settings designer: Jean-Jacques Gafnbut
(Settings) reproduced by: Richard Greenough
Incidental music composed by: Jean Marion
Cloak-room attendant: Vera Lennox
Monsieur Verdon: Edgar K. Bruce
Annette: Brenda Hogan
Monsieur Thomas: Michael Brennan
Albert Landier: Tony Britton
First Hindu: Geoffrey Underwood
Second Hindu: David Tudor-Jones
The Tenor: John G. Heller
The Soprano: Christie Humphrey
Due de Deauville: Basil Bartlett
The Prince: Bruno Barnabe
Doctor: Robert Sansom
Princess Elvira: Gaby Sylvia
Maitre d'Hotel: Lloyd Pearson
Manager: Lockwood West
Page: Colin Wall
Maid: Julie Somers
Masseur: Chris O'Brien
Circus Director: Peter Bull
Employee: Sam Kydd

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European Play Exchange: It Could Happen Only in Paris

BBC Television, 1 May 1955 20.30

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