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One review referred to the title of this film as The Parisian Wife ... More Less

One review referred to the title of this film as The Parisian Wife . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
25 Jan 19
p. 643.
MPN
8 Feb 19
p. 925.
MPW
1 Feb 19
p. 672, 677
New York Morning Telegraph
2 Feb 1919.
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New York Times
20 Jan 19
p. 13.
Variety
24 Jan 19
p. 45.
Wid's
19 Jan 19
p. 7.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
Scen
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Green Orchard by Andrew Soutar (London, 1916).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Parisian Wife
Release Date:
19 January 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13271
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,823
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Paris, American lawyer Martin Wesley meets Fauvette, a reporter, in a rainstorm. They share an umbrella, have tea, then dinner, and by eleven that night Martin proposes. After he brings his bride to live with his parents, a cold New England couple who hate anything from Paris, their disapproval gradually infects Martin. When his friend Tony Rye comes to dinner and Fauvette appears in a low-cut gown, Martin upbraids her. Their subsequent separation causes Martin to drink, while Fauvette thrives in New York as a famous author. When Martin hears this and also learns that Tony's sympathetic concern is becoming romantic, he smashes his liquor decanter and proves himself as a successful lawyer. After deciding to win Fauvette back, but then tell her to go to Tony, Martin sees her and realizes he loves her. When he pays off her money lender, Fauvette thinks he is trying to humiliate her, but soon he begs forgiveness and they start a new married ... +


In Paris, American lawyer Martin Wesley meets Fauvette, a reporter, in a rainstorm. They share an umbrella, have tea, then dinner, and by eleven that night Martin proposes. After he brings his bride to live with his parents, a cold New England couple who hate anything from Paris, their disapproval gradually infects Martin. When his friend Tony Rye comes to dinner and Fauvette appears in a low-cut gown, Martin upbraids her. Their subsequent separation causes Martin to drink, while Fauvette thrives in New York as a famous author. When Martin hears this and also learns that Tony's sympathetic concern is becoming romantic, he smashes his liquor decanter and proves himself as a successful lawyer. After deciding to win Fauvette back, but then tell her to go to Tony, Martin sees her and realizes he loves her. When he pays off her money lender, Fauvette thinks he is trying to humiliate her, but soon he begs forgiveness and they start a new married life. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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