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While Paris Sleeps (1932)

To save his daughter Manon (Helen Mack) from falling into the hands of a vicious gang of pimps, convict Jacques Costard (Victor McLaglen) escapes from jail.

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Jacques Costaud
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Manon Costaud
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Paul Renoir
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Julot
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Roca
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Concierge
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Kapas
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Concierge's Husband (as Eddie Dillon)
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To save his daughter Manon (Helen Mack) from falling into the hands of a vicious gang of pimps, convict Jacques Costard (Victor McLaglen) escapes from jail.

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8 May 1932 (USA)  »

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Enquanto Paris Dorme  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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Initially the project was to be directed by Rowland Brown and co-star Joan Bennett, not Helen Mack. See more »

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Life in the Paris gutter
19 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is the sort of movie Hollywood made in the 1920s and 30s that played to a fascination with how "the other half" lived. It tells the story of a young woman who is left penniless at the death of her mother, and thrown out on the streets of Paris. She gets a job working in a dance hall, where the manager intends to sell her to a wealthy South American.

That young woman is the daughter of a convict, Victor McLaglin, who just escaped from Devil's Island and returns to Paris to see her.

It's all pretty much 1930s melodrama. A few scenes could have been touching if they had been better developed.

I can't say that this movie really has anything to recommend it. McLaglin gave much better performances later, in such movies as Wee Willie Winkee and Gunga Din.


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