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They Had to See Paris (1929)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  18 September 1929 (USA)
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Oklahoma mechanic Pike Peters finds himself part owner of an oil field. His wife Idy, hitherto content, decides the family must go to Paris to get "culture" and meet "the right kind of ... See full summary »

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Opal Peters
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Oklahoma mechanic Pike Peters finds himself part owner of an oil field. His wife Idy, hitherto content, decides the family must go to Paris to get "culture" and meet "the right kind of people." Pike and his grown son and daughter soon have flirtatious French admirers; Idy rents a chateau from an impoverished aristocrat; while Pike responds to each new development with homespun wit. In the inevitable clash, will pretentiousness and sophistication or common sense triumph? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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18 September 1929 (USA)  »

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Eles Tinham que Ver Paris  »

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Fifi: What is that - Coca-Cola?
Pike Peters: That's, uh... That's the champagne of America.
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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #6.22 (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

MADELON
(1914) (uncredited)
Written by Camille Robert
Lyrics by Louis Bousquet
Performed by Fifi's player piano
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Slow-moving comedy had some funny moments
31 May 2000 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

This film features Will Rogers in his first talkie. It's an OK effort, but the camera is stodgy and most of the characters are two-dimensional. Great exteriors, good oil-strike scene, followed by the usual "Innocents Abroad" situations. Marguerite Churchill is a knock-out as Will's daughter.


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