Synopsis: A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Lewis Gilbert
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination.
101 min

I didn't expect you till tomorrow.

My goodness, you've grown!

This is my cousin, Michelle.

You said she was coming tomorrow.

Well, she's here tonight.

That's just fine. Introduce me.

This is Pierre.

I'll show you your room.

It's a bit small, I'm afraid.

I don't mind that.

What do you think of Pierre?

He seems nice.

He lives here, you know.

You're married?

More or less.

I was so fond of your papa.

You're tired. I'll get you some food...

...then you must go to bed.

- Your father's back.

- Thank you.

No, that's not what I agreed at all.

Now I don't care

if your lawyer was there,

my accountant knows what we agreed.

Paul, can't you see I'm busy?

That wasn't what we arranged.


All right, Paul, tell me,

what have you been doing

while I've been away?

Nothing much.

So it seems.

I'm very disappointed in you, Paul.

A report from the Institute of Languages'

12-day vacation course. Paul Harrison.

Days present, one. Days absent,


Now, if I'd known your intentions,

I could've spent the money

more profitably.

I suppose I can't blame you.

When I'm away, there's no one to

encourage you to take an interest.

That's right, isn't it? Yes.

Paul, what would you say if I told you

I was going to get married again?

Not such a bad thing, hmm?

Well, it's true.

Here's something you will like.

The lady I'm going to marry has a son.

He's a little younger than you.

Just the companion

you've always wanted.

He'll share your room.

You'll both go to the same school.

He'll be a brother for you, Paul.

Now then, what do you think of that?

They're coming to dinner

in a day or two.

Hello? Ah, New York, good.

You can start getting to know

one another.

Norman? Oh, I'm fine, thanks.

How was the golf match?


Look, I hope to be over myself

in a few weeks, we'll have a game.

Now listen, Norman, I'm very worried

about this Jackson deal.

There seem to be all sorts of conditions

that we certainly didn't agree.

Yes. Are you sure? Yeah.

Make me some coffee.

I've got a thick head.

All that drink you gave me.

I gave you! I like that! Hurry up-

...l'm late.

So am I. Get your own coffee!

Why the hell do I stay here?

You don't have to.

I'm sick of being ordered about.

Get out- and don't come back!

I'm going- and to hell with you!

I've had enough.

We're through.

That's right.

There are others who'll have me.

Nobody's that stupid!

Tidy up.

Aren't the baboons funny?

Not very.

You are English?

I can speak English.

You are here on holiday?

No, I live here. Do you live in Paris?

- Since yesterday.

- You mean, you're on holiday.


My father died. I had to come here.

I stay now with my cousin.

In Montmartre.

There was no one else.

You know many people in Paris?

I know hundreds of people,

and I hate them all.

- What's your name?

- Michelle Latour.

I'm Paul Harrison.

Can I drive you anywhere?

- Drive?

- Yes, how else can you get around?

This is my car.

You sure I can't drive you anywhere?

No, thank you. Well, goodbye.

See you here tomorrow!

The bathroom's disgusting- as usual.

I've got to wash.

Well, next time clean it.

Have you seen my lighter anywhere?

You're a pretty girl.

Not frightened of me, are you?

- Tell me about your father.

- I don't want to talk about him.

- Why not?

- Oh, he's such a silly bastard.

- What does that mean, "Silly bastard"?

- Just a fool.

- A fool?

- Un idiot. Let's sit.

"Silly bastard

- ls that right?

- Near enough.

I want to speak good English.

You will teach me some more?

- I've got to go back to school soon.

- I wish I could go away to school.

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Vernon Harris

Vernon Harris (26 February 1905, Folkestone – February 1999, Surrey) was a British screenwriter. He often worked with the film director Lewis Gilbert. Harris was nominated for an Oscar for his script for Oliver! (1968). more…

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