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A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
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Director:
Writer:
Charles Chaplin (written by)
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Release Date:
4 November 1923 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A kept woman runs into her one-time fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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(4 articles)
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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)
"A Drama of Fate" - Europe (English title) (imdb display title), International (imdb display title), International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display 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:
On New Year's Day 1924, Edna Purviance was at a party with oil tycoon Courtland Dines and Mabel Normand when Normand's chauffeur, "defending Mabel Normand's honor" shot Dines with a gun owned by Mabel Normand. Dines refused to testify at the trial where the chauffeur (Horrace Greer, who was an escapee from a chain gang living under an assumed name) was found not guilty. As a result of Purviance's arms-length relationship to this scandal, this film was banned in several US cities.See more »
Quotes:
Marie St. Clair:Perhaps you're right. It was a moment of weakness.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Chaplin Today: Modern Times (2003) (TV)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Look Back in the Past, 27 January 2006
Author: whpratt1 from United States

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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