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A Gentleman
of Paris

(1927)

 

This comedy-drama from Paramount Pictures features charming Adolphe Menjou in a starring role as an aristocratic French ne’er-do-well who makes a big social mistake. Shirley O’Hara, Nicholas Soussanin and Lawrence Grant support. A worthwhile Menjou excursion.

coverGrapevine Video
2010 DVD edition

A Gentleman of Paris (1927), black & white, 65 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10391-9.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 12 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $14.95.
Release date: 7 May 2010.
Country of origin: USA

This DVD-R edition has been mastered from a good-to-very-good 16mm reduction print that has some moderately modulated exposure fluctuations and plugged-up shadows making reading intertitles a challenge. The film’s action in the natural-speed, full-frame video transfer, is still reasonably easy to follow.

The film is accompanied by a score of electric organ music by Bruce Roberts.

Certainly not a great home video product, but it is currently the only available edition of the film. An OK disc until a quality edition is released.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Other silent era ADOLPHE MENJOU films available on home video.
 
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