Monte Carlo Baby

Monte Carlo Baby is a 1951 British-French comedy film co-directed by Jean Boyer and Lester Fuller. It featured an early performance by Audrey Hepburn playing a spoiled actress. Most Hepburn biographies indicate that it was during the filming of this movie that Hepburn was first discovered by the playwright Colette and chosen for the lead role in the play Gigi, which would lead to Hepburn launching her acting career in Hollywood.

Monte Carlo Baby
Directed byJean Boyer
Lester Fuller
Produced byRay Ventura
Written byJean Boyer
Lester Fuller
Alex Joffé
StarringAudrey Hepburn
Jules Munshin
Cara Williams
Michele Farmer
Philippe Lemaire
Russell Collins
Music byPaul Misraki
CinematographyCharles Suin
Edited byFanchette Mazin
Distributed byHoche Productions
Release date
  • 14 December 1951 (1951-12-14) (Belgium)
  • 1952 (1952) (UK)
  • 16 December 1952 (1952-12-16) (U.S.)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Monte Carlo Baby was produced in the English language. However, a second version of the film was made in the French language. Since Hepburn was fluent in French, she played the same role (although the character's name was changed). This version of the film was released in 1951 as Nous irons à Monte Carlo (We're Going to Monte Carlo).


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