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So This Is Paris (1926)

Passed | | Comedy | 31 July 1926 (USA)
The first movie to ever depict a choreographed dance scene in a silent movie. The Charleston!

Director:

Ernst Lubitsch

Writers:

Henri Meilhac (play) (as Meilha'c), Ludovic Halévy (play) (as Hale'vy) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Monte Blue ... Dr. Paul Giraud
Patsy Ruth Miller ... Suzanne Giraud
Lilyan Tashman ... Georgette Lalle, a dancer
George Beranger ... Maurice Lalle (as André Beranger)
Myrna Loy ... Lalle's Maid
Sidney D'Albrook Sidney D'Albrook ... French Police Officer
Max Barwyn ... French Detective
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Storyline

Georgette live in Paris with her rather unexciting and effeminate husband, an actor and interpretive dancer. Meanwhile, Suzanne lives across the street, and reads romance novels while dreaming of someone more exciting than her own lackluster spouse. Each woman happens across the other's husband, and begins her dream affair. Four people: each cheating on their spouse, and none of them aware that their own spouse is cheating. Who will find out first, and how?

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Comedy

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

So ist Paris See more »

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Budget:

$253,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Paul Giraud: After seeing how wonderful you looked at the window- I came over to tell you how wonderful you looked at the window.
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Great Nightclub Charleston
24 December 2010 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Nice little comedy from Ernst Lubitsch about two Paris couples who get involved in a bizarre mixup of identities and lies.

Monte Blue (hugely underrated silent star) is dull Dr. Giraud, whose antsy wife (Patsy Ruth Miller) pines for a sheik. One day she spies across the way a sheik in a window. She fantasizes about the sheik (Andre Beranger) who is really just the mousy husband of Lilyan Tashman in a dance act. When the doctor goes across the street to confront the sheik all manner of mistaken ideas take place, culminating in a fabulous montage of a Parisienne jazz club.

Blue and Tashman are quite fabulous here and really get into the spirit of the farce. Miller is stuck with the "wife" part but looks great. Beranger is also quite good as the mousy sheik.

Myrna Loy plays the maid!


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