World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Paris (1929 film)

Article Id: WHEBN0010299365
Reproduction Date:

Title: Paris (1929 film)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Paris (disambiguation), 1929 in film, ZaSu Pitts, Jack Buchanan, Jason Robards, Sr., Paris (1928 musical), List of musical films by year, Irène Bordoni, Clarence G. Badger, The Show of Shows
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Paris (1929 film)

Paris
File:Paris1929PPP.jpg
theatrical poster
Directed by Clarence G. Badger
Produced by First National Pictures
and
Robert North
Written by Martin Brown
E. Ray Goetz
Hope Loring(titles)
Starring Irene Bordoni
Jack Buchanan
Louise Closser Hale
Jason Robards Sr.
Zasu Pitts
Music by Cole Porter
Edward Ward
Cinematography Sol Polito
Editing by Edward Schroeder
Distributed by Warner Brothers
Release date(s) November 7, 1929
Running time 97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Paris (1929) is a black-and-white musical comedy film with Technicolor sequences: four of ten reels were originally photographed in Technicolor. Paris was the fourth color movie released by Warner Bros.; the first three were The Desert Song, On with the Show and Gold Diggers of Broadway, all released in 1929. The film was adapted from the Cole Porter Broadway musical of the same name. The musical was Porter's first Broadway hit. No film elements of Paris are known to exist, although the complete soundtrack survives on Vitaphone disks.

Paris was the fourth movie Warner Brothers had made with their Technicolor contract. Paris used a color (Technicolor) process of red and green, at the time it was the third process of Technicolor.[1][2]

Plot

Irene Bordoni is cast as Vivienne Rolland, a Parisian chorus girl in love with Massachusetts boy Andrew Sabbot (Jason Robards Sr.) Andrew's snobbish mother Cora (Louise Closser Hale) tries to break up the romance, and it is her scenes which give the film what little life it has. Jack Buchanan likewise makes his talking-picture debut as Guy Pennell, the leading man in Vivienne's revue.

Cast

Production

Warner Bros. paid the celebrated French music hall star and Broadway chanteuse Irene Bordoni $10,000 a week to star in this film, playing the role she had originated on Broadway, introducing the enduring Porter standard "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love". While this film was being shot, the studio was in the process of completing their all-star revue The Show of Shows (1929), so they had Bordoni film a number for the revue. Their initial intention was to have Bordoni star in two musical features, but due to the poor box-office reception of Paris, they decided not to make any more films with her.[3]

Songs

  • "My Lover"
  • "Paris"
  • "Somebody Mighty Like You"
  • "An' Furthermore"
  • "Wob-a-ly Walk"
  • "Don't Look at Me That Way"
  • "Crystal Girl"
  • "I'm a Little Negative"
  • "I Wonder What is Really on his Mind"
  • "Miss Wonderful"
  • "Among My Souvenirs"
  • "The Land of Going to Be"

Paris utilized advertisements of a type which were common for its time, featuring the talking in the film and Irene Bordoni starring. One ad for Paris said "See the talking picture of the future".

See also

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • TCM Movie Database
  • AllRovi


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.