A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee, a down on his luck reporter, hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth in order to prevent a high-society woman from suing for libel.
Alas, an aristocrat and a barrister on the same plateau. This is the story of a revolution, a revolution that occurred in France known as the Reign of Terror. The barrister, the town alcoholic and man of disrepute, is in love with a beautiful woman, who marries the aristocrat and bears a beautiful baby girl. The baby girl is infatuated with the barrister, and he her because of her mother. The ultimate sacrifice occurs and a man's soul goes forward.
This marked the last time that Ronald Colman agreed to shave his trademark mustache for a film. See more »
In a meal scene just before Sydney meets Lucie's baby, a crew member is seen in a reflection in the window. See more »
[the mercenary troops are marching through Paris]
How many thousands of these foreign soldiers are they bringing in?
It doesn't matter how many; it will do them no good.
It will do them no good. Ha!
The starving people of Paris might wait a long time before rising up to fight French soldiers; but against hired, foreign troops... any day... any hour...
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I remember watching this film as a child and I still watch it every time its on TV. In my opinion it has all the elements required to make a film unforgettable. Ronald Colman is and will always be my most favourite actor and this my most favourite film of all time.
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