The Parisian

  • 1930
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A film--that had both French and US versions--about a middle-aged Frenchman (Menjou) who is happy with his life. He doesn't work too hard, has a nice young wife, and lives a life of ease. An American-raised son (Treville), who had lived with Menjou's divorced wife, shows up and wants to make his father a rich man. The old man resists and eventually the...read more

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A film--that had both French and US versions--about a middle-aged Frenchman (Menjou) who is happy with his life. He doesn't work too hard, has a nice young wife, and lives a life of ease. An American-raised son (Treville), who had lived with Menjou's divorced wife, shows up and wants to

make his father a rich man. The old man resists and eventually the kid adopts his father's life of leisure. The film was produced in France in 1930, shortly after Menjou parted ways with Paramount and moved to Paris. It went over much better with French audiences (in its native version) than it

did in the English-language version in which, for some unexplained reason, contrived French and British accents are mixed in throughout, making for a confusing story.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A film--that had both French and US versions--about a middle-aged Frenchman (Menjou) who is happy with his life. He doesn't work too hard, has a nice young wife, and lives a life of ease. An American-raised son (Treville), who had lived with Menjou's divor… (more)

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