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That Model from Paris (1926)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 15 October 1926 (USA)
The original Plain Jane story that inspired many copycats. Shy secretary Jane removes her glasses and hat, transforming into a natural beauty. Unsavory characters push her into impersonating a French model. Confusion and romance ensue.

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(suggested by the story "The Right to Live"), (adapted for the screen by) (as Frederica Sagor)
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Jane Miller
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Robert Richmond
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Mamie
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Morgan Grant
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Lila
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Modeling House Manager
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Henry Marsh
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Mr. Katz
Nellie Bly Baker ...
Beautician
Leon Holmes ...
Office Boy
Sabel Johnson ...
Model
George Kuwa ...
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The original Plain Jane story that inspired many copycats. Shy secretary Jane removes her glasses and hat, transforming into a natural beauty. Unsavory characters push her into impersonating a French model. Confusion and romance ensue.

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One of the 20 Gems from Tiffany (original poster)

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La modelo de París  »

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Charming Marceline Day
14 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Simple story of young woman (Marceline Day) who gets a job as a French model. The problem is she's not French. It's all a pose, a clever idea by the manager of a fashion house when the real French model doesn't show up. It's also a favor to a wealthy patron. Of course she meets a handsome man (Bert Lytell) but has to maintain the ruse of being French and not speaking English.

Things come to a head when Lytell discovers she is "under obligation" to the other guy and that Lucette is really just plain Jane Miller. Will the mix-up be settled? Will love win out? Slight story is well handled and Day is quite charming. Lytell (at 41 years of age) is a tad long in the tooth, but seems to pull it off. Eileen Percy plays the pal, Ward Crane plays the cad, Arthur Hoyt plays the manager. Otto Lederer plays Katz with the usual Jewish schtick intertitles of broken English. And Miss Dupont plays Lila.

Highlights include the fashion show of outrageous "Paris gowns" that drip fringe, fur, and spangles, and the funny scene at the restaurant where everyone keeps speaking French to the poor dear and she ends up with a surprise meal.


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