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HISTORY

Paris marked the first of only three films made in the U.S. by popular British actor-singer Jack Buchanan (1891--1957). His second American film was Monte Carlo (Paramount, 1930), directed by Ernst Lubitsch and co-starring Jeanette MacDonald. His third and final American film was The Band Wagon (M-G-M, 1953), directed by Vincente Minnelli, in which he co-starred with Fred Astaire and Cyd ... More Less

Paris marked the first of only three films made in the U.S. by popular British actor-singer Jack Buchanan (1891--1957). His second American film was Monte Carlo (Paramount, 1930), directed by Ernst Lubitsch and co-starring Jeanette MacDonald. His third and final American film was The Band Wagon (M-G-M, 1953), directed by Vincente Minnelli, in which he co-starred with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
17 Nov 1929.
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New York Times
8 Nov 1929
p. 31.
Variety
13 Nov 1929
p. 38.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Addl dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Paris by Martin Brown (New York, 8 Oct 1928).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"My Lover," "Crystal Girl," "Miss Wonderful," "I Wonder What Is Really on His Mind," "I'm a Little Negative" and "Somebody Mighty Like You," words by Al Bryan, music by Eddie Ward
"Among My Souvenirs," words by Edgar Leslie, music by Horatio Nicholls.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 November 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 7 November 1929
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
4 December 1929
Copyright Number:
LP887
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black & white with color sequences
Technicolor
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
97
Length(in feet):
9,007
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Andrew, an American art student in Paris, meets and falls in love with Vivienne Rolland, an actress, and she agrees to marry him with his mother's consent. Cora Sabbot, Andrew's mother, arrives in Paris with Brenda Kaley, intent upon breaking up the match, and bluntly refuses to receive Vivienne. Guy Pennell, a handsome English revue artist who is in love with Vivienne, also determines to break up the couple and gives Cora some brandy after she faints, causing her to lose her puritanical notions and to begin a scandalous flirtation with him. Vivienne tries unsuccessfully to find out if Guy really loves Cora, and in spite of Andrew's protests, Cora and Guy announce their engagement. Vivienne and Andrew come to a parting of ways, and, learning of Guy's conspiracy with Cora, she sends him away but at length is reconciled to ... +


Andrew, an American art student in Paris, meets and falls in love with Vivienne Rolland, an actress, and she agrees to marry him with his mother's consent. Cora Sabbot, Andrew's mother, arrives in Paris with Brenda Kaley, intent upon breaking up the match, and bluntly refuses to receive Vivienne. Guy Pennell, a handsome English revue artist who is in love with Vivienne, also determines to break up the couple and gives Cora some brandy after she faints, causing her to lose her puritanical notions and to begin a scandalous flirtation with him. Vivienne tries unsuccessfully to find out if Guy really loves Cora, and in spite of Andrew's protests, Cora and Guy announce their engagement. Vivienne and Andrew come to a parting of ways, and, learning of Guy's conspiracy with Cora, she sends him away but at length is reconciled to him. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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