A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort.A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort.A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort.
One of Chaplin's great contributions to the cinema.
This is an exquisite film that needs to be seen with some understanding of the era in which it was made. It was a critical success for good reason, and it's ironic style and subtle acting was a great influence on directors such as Lubitsch. It was not a popular success in the US but was well understood and acclaimed as such in Europe. I notice that some reviewers decry it as melodrama, but there is no reason why melodrama should not be an acceptable form of art. I would urge viewers to immerse themselves more in the treasures of the silent cinematic era, as there are many lessons to be learned therefrom for today's aspiring artists in any medium.
- Oct 16, 2011
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By what name was A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) officially released in Canada in English?Answer