About

Romanian-French gigolo Georges Iscovescu wishes to enter the USA. Stopped in Mexico by the quota system, he decides to marry an American, then desert her and join his old partner Anita, who's done likewise. But after sweeping teacher Emmy Brown off her feet, he finds her so sweet that love and jealousy endanger his plans.

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Directed by

Mitchell Leisen

Written by

Richard Maibaum (Screenplay)
Manuel Reachi (Screenplay)
Charles Brackett (Writer)
Billy Wilder (Writer)
Ketti Frings (Story)

Runtime

116 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

love jealousy teacher mexico usa border telephone tobacco immigration gigolo american green card told in flasblack

Photos

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role Olivia de Havilland

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Billy Wilder Charles Brackett

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White Sam Comer Hans Dreier