The Parisian (1931)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The Parisian is the English-language version of the 1930 Adolphe Menjou vehicle Mon Pere de Gosse. Menjou stars as Gerome, a rakish boulevardier who refuses to settle down and take any responsibilities. As such, he is an embarrassment to his hard-working, business-executive son Gerard (Roger Treville). The tables are turned when Gerard finds himself in a compromising situation with Gerome's "trophy wife" Yvonne (Elissa Landi). By film's end, Gerard decides to follow his father's carefree example. While the bilingual Adolphe Menjou had no trouble adjusting his performance for the English version, the other actors apparently had a difficult time with their new dialogue.

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America, career, divorce, father, France, leisure, life-choices, son, wife