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They Had to See Paris
(1929) American
B&W : Nine reels / 8602 feet / 95 minutes
Directed by Frank Borzage

Cast: Will Rogers [Pike Peters], Irene Rich [Mrs. Idy Peters], Marguerite Churchill [Opal Peters], Ivan Lebedeff [Marquis de Brissac], Owen Davis Jr. [Ross Peters], Rex Bell [Clark McCurdy], Fifi Dorsay (Fifi D’Orsay) [Claudine]; Marcelle Corday [Marquise de Brissac], Edgar Kennedy [Ed Eggers], Bob Kerr (Robert P. Kerr) [Tupper], Christiane Yves [Fleuril], Theodore Lodi [Grand Duke Makiall], Marcia Manon [Miss Mason], Gregory Gaye [Prince Ordinsky], André Cheron [François ‘Gus’, the valet],

Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Executive producer, William Fox. Scenario by Sonya Levien, with dialogue by Owen Davis, from the novel They Had to See Paris by Homer Croy. Settings (production design) by Harry Oliver. Costume design by Sophie Wachner. Song “I Could Do It for You” by Sidney D. Mitchell, Archie Gottler and Con Conrad [music and lyrics]. Stage manager, Bernard Steele. Assistant director, Lew Borzage. Cinematography by Chester Lyons + [Al Brick]. Sound recording by George P. Costello. Intertitles by Wilbur J. Morse Jr. Edited by Margaret V. Clancey. Presented by William Fox. / © 11 September 1929 by Fox Film Corporation [LP675]. Released [?] 8 or 18? September 1929. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / Rogers’ first talking feature film. The film was also released in the USA in a silent version by Fox Film Corporation. / Full-sound film.

Comedy.

Survival status: Print exists [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: France: Paris - Synchronized sound film - USA: Oklahoma

Listing updated: 11 January 2017.

References: Film credits, film viewing: Weaver-Twenty p. 309 : Variety-19291106 p. 10 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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