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A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
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Writer:
Charles Chaplin (written by)
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Release Date:
4 November 1923 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A kept woman runs into her one-time fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
User Reviews:
An excellent drama from the first genius of Cinema See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edna Purviance ... Marie St. Clair

Clarence Geldart ... Her Step-Father (as Clarence Geldert)
Carl Miller ... Jean Millet
Lydia Knott ... His Mother
Charles K. French ... His Father (as Charles French)

Adolphe Menjou ... Pierre Revel
Betty Morrissey ... Fifi
Malvina Polo ... Paulette
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nellie Bly Baker ... Masseuse (uncredited)
Henry Bergman ... Head Waiter (uncredited)

Charles Chaplin ... Station Porter (uncredited)
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Boy (uncredited)
Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast ... Man in Nightclub (uncredited)
Stella De Lanti ... Revel's Fiancée (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Jean de Limur ... Man in Nightclub (uncredited)

Charles Farrell ... Man in Nightclub (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Mannequin (uncredited)
Karl Gutman ... Orchestra Conductor (uncredited)
James A. Marcus ... Tramp (uncredited)
Harry Northrup ... Revel's Valet (uncredited)
Granville Redmond ... Man in Nightclub (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ... Gigolo (uncredited)
Arthur Stibolt ... Cook (uncredited)
A. Edward Sutherland ... Cook (uncredited)
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Chaplin 
 
Writing credits
Charles Chaplin (written by)

Produced by
Charles Chaplin .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Charles Chaplin (1976)
Louis F. Gottschalk (uncredited)
Fritz Stahlberg (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Roland Totheroh (uncredited)
Jack Wilson (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Monta Bell (uncredited)
Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Arthur Stibolt (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
A. Edward Sutherland .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Wilson .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eric James .... music associate (1976 version)
Eric Rogers .... music orchestrated and conducted by
Eddy Joseph .... music editor (1976 version) (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Toraichi Kono .... driver: Mr. Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Monta Bell .... literary editor (uncredited)
Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast .... researcher (uncredited)
Jean de Limur .... researcher (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:78 min (1976 release)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (1978 re-release) | Silent
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Germany:o.Al. | Spain:T | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
The first major failure in Charles Chaplin's career. Many believe the film would have been a success if he taken his name off the picture altogether.See more »
Quotes:
Marie St. Clair:Perhaps you're right. It was a moment of weakness.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Chaplin Today: A Woman of Paris (2003) (TV)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
An excellent drama from the first genius of Cinema, 20 December 2007
Author: bacardi_ben from United Kingdom

A Woman Of Paris was an acclaimed success with the critics when it was Originally released on 1st October 1923. However, the audience despised it as they wanted to see Charlie Chaplin the tramp starring in a film not a film directed by Chaplin in which he does not appear (albeit in a small cameo role). When i first saw the film on BBC2 around Christmas 1998 i thought Chaplin had a starring role so was naturally disappointed when i found out this wasn't the case. However, since then i have become a huge fan of Chaplin and all his work so now I think this film is rated among Chaplin's best features. His musical score composed in 1976 with Eric Rogers was Chaplin's last ever work in his film career which spanned 62 years. By 1976 Chaplin was very frail and struggled to communicate so the fact that he could compose the music for a near 80 minute film is amazing and the fact that the music score is as good as any of his other films is also astonishing. Charles Chaplin was a true genius of Cinema and A Woman Of Paris is an excellent example of Chaplin as director, writer and composer.

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