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Le tourbillon de Paris (1928)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lil Dagover ... Lady Amiscia Abenston
Léon Bary Léon Bary ... Jean Chaluste
Gaston Jacquet ... Lord Abenston
Gina Barbieri Gina Barbieri ... La mère
Hubert Daix Hubert Daix ... L'aubergiste
René Lefèvre ... Faverger
Léonce Cargue Léonce Cargue ... Le directeur
Raymond Narlay Raymond Narlay ... L'auteur
Antoine Stacquet Antoine Stacquet ... Le régisseur
Jane Dolys Jane Dolys ... L'habilleuse (as Jeanne Dollys)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Diéner Jean Diéner
Louis Gauthier
Genevieve Irwin Genevieve Irwin
Philip Kieffer Philip Kieffer
Louis Merlac Louis Merlac ... (as Louis Melrack)
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paris france | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Country:

France

Release Date:

30 March 1928 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Maelstrom of Paris See more »

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Production Co:

Le Film d'Art See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Silent Duvivier
9 May 2009 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This late silent film by Duvivier is a well enough told story, but nothing remarkable. There is none of the brilliance that would regularly infuse his works from 1930. One looks for poetic realism in Duvivier's work, for evil women -- consider the unspeakable mother in 1926's POILE DE CARROTE. However, there is none of that here, merely a well-told story of a woman who thinks she prefers a life of glory on stage in Paris to life with her Scottish lord of a husband in his castle.

The story is fine, the actors are okay, but it's all been done many other times, and my attention began to wander. I imagined that the cad who tries to seduce her looked like Dick Smothers and the actor on stage with her in the finale was an incredibly young William Bendix dressed as he would be in 1949's CONNECTICUTT YANKEE. Obviously, both are highly unlikely.

There is a nice attempt at a new-to-me technique, what looks like a cut by switching the image into a mirror and back again. I'm not sure what this was intended to accomplish, but perhaps they thought it would indicate not just a visual but emotional change of perspective to the audience. Otherwise, Duvivier plays a lot with the optical printer as he would continue to for the next half-dozen years.


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