The Latest From Paris (1928)

73 mins | Romantic comedy | 4 February 1928

Director:

Sam Wood

Cinematographer:

William Daniels

Editor:

Basil Wrangell

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

The earliest notice of this film was the 17 Oct 1927 FD announcement that Ralph Forbes would play opposite Norma Shearer "in her next starring picture," an original story by writer A. P. Younger directed by Sam Wood, with Al Boasberg working as "comedy constructionist." According to the 4 Nov 1927 FD, filming had begun under the title The Traveling Saleslady, with the cast in place, including aging character actor Dore Davidson, although Davidson was ultimately not in final credits, possibly because of ill health. The film was briefly titled Pullman Porters, the 23 Dec 1927 FD and 31 Dec 1927 Motion Picture News reported. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer apparently settled on The Latest From Paris in the final stages of editing, just before its early Jan 1928 preview.
       The reviewer in the 21 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World commented that although gag writer Al Boasberg was not in the credits, his work was clearly in evidence, and he appeared in several scenes.
       Copyright indication that the film has sound has not been ... More Less

The earliest notice of this film was the 17 Oct 1927 FD announcement that Ralph Forbes would play opposite Norma Shearer "in her next starring picture," an original story by writer A. P. Younger directed by Sam Wood, with Al Boasberg working as "comedy constructionist." According to the 4 Nov 1927 FD, filming had begun under the title The Traveling Saleslady, with the cast in place, including aging character actor Dore Davidson, although Davidson was ultimately not in final credits, possibly because of ill health. The film was briefly titled Pullman Porters, the 23 Dec 1927 FD and 31 Dec 1927 Motion Picture News reported. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer apparently settled on The Latest From Paris in the final stages of editing, just before its early Jan 1928 preview.
       The reviewer in the 21 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World commented that although gag writer Al Boasberg was not in the credits, his work was clearly in evidence, and he appeared in several scenes.
       Copyright indication that the film has sound has not been confirmed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
21 Jan 1928
p. 47.
Film Daily
17 Oct 1927
p. 4.
Film Daily
4 Nov 1927
p. 5.
Film Daily
23 Dec 1927
p. 7.
Film Daily
11 Mar 1928.
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Motion Picture News
31 Dec 1927.
p. 2078.
New York Times
27 Feb 1928
p. 16.
Variety
29 Feb 1929
p. 23.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Pullman Porters
The Traveling Saleslady
Release Date:
4 February 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 February 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25375
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
73
Length(in feet):
7,743
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ann Dolan, a traveling ready-to-wear clothing saleswoman, falls in love with Joe Adams, a rival salesman for another cloak and suit firm, during their Christmas Eve stay at a hotel, after strolling the streets together and getting caught in a snowstorm. Their engagement is brief, however, because Ann, who is financing her brother's education, refuses to give up her peripatetic job for the duties of a housewife. Joe takes up with a shopkeeper's daughter, but returns to Ann when her brother ... +


Ann Dolan, a traveling ready-to-wear clothing saleswoman, falls in love with Joe Adams, a rival salesman for another cloak and suit firm, during their Christmas Eve stay at a hotel, after strolling the streets together and getting caught in a snowstorm. Their engagement is brief, however, because Ann, who is financing her brother's education, refuses to give up her peripatetic job for the duties of a housewife. Joe takes up with a shopkeeper's daughter, but returns to Ann when her brother marries. +

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