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A Drama of Fate (1923)
"A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate" (original title)

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A kept woman runs into her one-time fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort.

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Her Step-Father (as Clarence Geldert)
Carl Miller ...
Jean Millet
Lydia Knott ...
His Mother
Charles K. French ...
His Father (as Charles French)
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Pierre Revel
Betty Morrissey ...
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Malvina Polo ...
Paulette
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Storyline

Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her artist fiance Jean when he fails to meet her at the railway station. She goes off to Paris alone. A year later, mistress of wealthy Pierre Revel, she meets Jean again. Misinterpreting events she bounces back and forth between apparent security and true love. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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4 November 1923 (USA)  »

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A Drama of Fate  »

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$351,000 (estimated)
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(1976 release)

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(1978 re-release)|

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1.33 : 1
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Michael Powell said in a 1977 interview that the film had such an impact on him that he'd carried it with him throughout his career. Its themes are visible in various Powell films, and the amazing thing is that, from 1923-1976, he had only seen the film once. See more »

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Marie St. Clair: Perhaps you're right. It was a moment of weakness.
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A Look Back in the Past
27 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Have to give this film a BIG TEN, it is a wonderful look back into the 20's when things were silent on the big screen and it was a different generation than 2000 plus. In those days everything was Radio and the Film Studio's. This is a great production by Charlie Chaplin and his mistress Edna, who was the love of his life, Edna Purviance. The story is about a young man who falls in love with a young gal and his dad and mom disapprove and at the same time tragedy hits the young man's family and he misses out on a very important date. Years go by and the young man still hangs on to his mother and finally meets up with the young gal he was deeply in love with years ago. Charlie Chaplin, produced, directed and composed the music for this film and did have a brief walk on appearance in the film. The public at the time were disappointed in this film, because Chaplin did not appear in the film, which he should have. In real life Charlie should have married Edna Purviance and ended all the scandal he created. This is too great a Classic film to find fault or criticize a masterpiece of the 1920's.


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