Paris (partially found Pre-Code musical comedy film; 1929)

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Paris 1929.jpg

The film's poster.

Status: Partially Found

Paris is the lost film version of the Broadway sensation of 1928, featuring Irene Bordoni and Jack Buchanan - in his feature film debut - in the lead roles. It was made in 1929 and was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Plot Summary

The plot involves Irene Bordoni's character falling in love with a wealthy man about town. In the original stage play, she ultimately chooses to marry her partner, who is played by Jack Buchanan, while he marries a girl who has always worshipped him from afar. As always in these early musicals, the plot is basically a device in which to contain the songs, and there are plenty of them.

Survival Status

Only 5 fragments of the film are known survive, The first 3 are held by the Seaver Center, The 2 other fragments were discovered by the BFI and have been shown in a Youtube Video. The Full Soundtrack also survives at The UCLA Film and Television Archive.


A segment from Paris (1929)

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