Innocents of Paris (1929)

Genres - Musical, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Romance  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this drama, a junkman, Maurice Chevalier in his American film debut, rescues a drowning boy from the Seine. The boy's mother had been attempting to kill herself and her son as well. The junkman cannot save the mother. He takes the boy to his grandfather. There he encounters the boy's aunt with whom he falls in love. The junkman is spotted while singing in the Flea Market and is hired to sing in a music hall. One of the owners is afraid that the junkman will fall for one of the chorines and begs him to leave, but the junkman is hooked and will not leave. Songs include: "Yes, We have No Bananas", "Les Ananas", "Dites-Moi, Ma Mere", "Louise", "Wait Till You See My Cherie", "It's A Habit of Mine", and "On Top of the World Alone" and "Valentine".

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music, aunt, behind-the-scenes, boy, charm [personality], child, drowning, flea-market, France, grandfather, junkman, love, marketing, mother, romance, songwriter, stage, suicide