Les Yeux Noirs (1935)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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From 1931 to 1934, Russian director Victor Tourjansky made Paris his headquarters. The last of his French productions was 1934's Les Yeux Noirs, released in the U.S. the following year as Dark Eyes. The alluring Simone Simon stars as Tania, the daughter of Moscow headwaiter Ivan Ivanovitch (Harry Baur). Ashamed of his profession -- especially when he's expected to "pimp" for his more lecherous customers -- Ivan hides the truth from his daughter. Imagine his shock and dismay when he inadvertently arranges an assignation between the innocent Tania and the not-so-innocent Rudin (Jean Max). How can Ivan rescue his daughter from a Fate Worse Than Death without revealing his complicity in that fate?

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bank-personnel, damsel-in-distress, deception, diner, father, governess, growing-pains, lessons, meeting, middle-age, rescue, restaurant, seduction, unknown, virgin, virtue, waiter, wine, eye