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Paris
(1929) American
Color/B&W : Ten reels / 9007 feet
Directed by Clarence G. Badger

Cast: Irène Bordoni [Vivienne Rolland], Jack Buchanan [Guy Pennell], Louise Closser Hale [Cora Sabbot], Jason Robards [Andrew Sabbot], ZaSu Pitts [Harriet], Margaret Fielding [Brenda Kaley], Louise Hale

First National Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by [?] Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated? [A First National & Vitaphone Picture]. / Scenario by Hope Loring, with dialogue by Hope Loring, from [?] the musical-comedy play adaptation by Cole Porter? of the play Paris by Martin Brown. Songs “Miss Wonderful,” “Crystal Girl,” “I Wonder What is Really on His Mind,” “I’m a Little Negative,” “Somebody Mighty Like You” and “My Lover” by Eddie Ward (music) and Al Bryan (lyrics); and “Among My Souvenirs” by Horatio Nicholls (music) and Edgar Leslie (lyrics). Production supervision by Bobby North. Dance direction by Larry Ceballos. Cinematography by Sol Polito. Intertitles by Hope Loring. Edited by Edward Schroeder. / © 4 December 1929 by First National Pictures, Incorporated [LP887]. [?] Premiered? 7 November 1929 at the Central Theatre in New York, New York. Released 7 November 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Technicolor two-strip color process sequences. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version. / Full-sound film.

Comedy: Musical-Romance.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost : The Vitaphone sound disks survive at the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Color cinematography - France: Paris - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 23 September 2009.

References: Basten-Technicolor p. 170; Mandelbaum-Screen p. 149 : Variety-19291030 p. 51; Variety-19291106 p. 23 : Website-AFI.

 
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