Blonde or Brunette (1927)

Run Time - 62 min.  |  
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The debonair Adolphe Menjou cannot chose between blonde Greta Nissen from Norway or brunette Arlette Marchal from France in this frothy comedy from Paramount. Nissen plays Fanny, the new wife of stolid Henri Martel (Menjou). Leaving on an important business trip, Henri foolishly leaves Fanny with the more worldly Blanche (Marchal), who teaches the girl to drink, smoke and do the Charleston. The returning Martel, who hates Jazz and everything that goes with it, promptly divorces this new and improved Fanny, only to marry Blanche. But Henri and Fanny are reunited in order to avoid breaking the heart of the latter's visiting grandmother (Mary Carr), discovering in the middle of the deception that they still love each other. Hailing from Paris, Arlette Marchal was brought to Hollywood in 1926 by Gloria Swanson. She returned almost immediately to her native soil when talkies arrived.

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boredom, divorce, makeover, marriage