L'Arpete (1929)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - France  |  
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L'Arpete was based on the long-running Mirande-Quinson stage farce of the same name. Seamstress Jacqueline (the "l'arpete" of the title) and artist Jules are "progressive" young Parisians who decide to live together without benefit of clergy. Meanwhile, to attract the business of a wealthy American, Jacqueline's couturier boss passes the heroine off as a member of the aristocracy. It turns out that the American customer is really Jules' widowed father. Assuming that his sweetheart has been playing around with his own dad, Jules runs out on her, but he simply can't stay away from the lovely Jacqueline -- who by film's end is the "breadwinner" of the family, having opened a successful dress shop of her own.