Evening Clothes (1927)

Wealthy French farmer Lucien D'Artois ( Adolphe Menjou ), is fond of raising horses and married to Germaine ( Virginia Valli ), according to the terms of a marriage contract. When she finds... See full summary »

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Luther Reed

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Cast

Cast overview:
Adolphe Menjou ... Lucien d'Artois
Virginia Valli ... Germaine
Noah Beery ... Lazarre
Louise Brooks ... Fox Trot
Arnold Kent ... Henri (as Lido Manetti)
André Cheron André Cheron ... Germaine's Father
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Wealthy French farmer Lucien D'Artois ( Adolphe Menjou ), is fond of raising horses and married to Germaine ( Virginia Valli ), according to the terms of a marriage contract. When she finds his rustic interests unbearable, she leaves him. Determined to become a polished Parisian, Lucien goes to the city and diligently studies fencing and dancing but is unable to gain her favor. He embarks on a life of frivolity and free spending and to demonstrate his powers with women deliberately steals Fox Trot ( Louise Brooks ), a nightclub girl, from Lazarre ( Noah Beery ). Eventually Lucien's fortune is drained, his entire possessions are seized, with the exception of a suit of evening clothes. Living by his wits, Lucien imagines himself still a popular and wealthy count, and returning to his bare flat, to his surprise, Germaine has returned to him. Written by Pamela Short

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A smart swift comedy of a husband who boasted he could take any woman away from any man. (Print Ad- The Evening Sun,((Vancouver, B.C.)) 3 June 1927)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

19 March 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De Casaca e Luva Branca See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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