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Paris Bound (1929)

Pre-Code early-talkie film version of Philip Barry's Broadway hit chronicles the first five years of marriage between James and Mary Hutton, and the two paramours they deserted who wait patiently - and manipulatively - in the wings.

Director:

Edward H. Griffith

Writers:

Philip Barry (play), Horace Jackson (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ann Harding ... Mary Hutton
Fredric March ... Jim Hutton
Carmelita Geraghty ... Noel Farley
Leslie Fenton ... Richard Parrish
George Irving ... James Hutton Sr
Charlotte Walker ... Helen White
Hallam Cooley ... Peter
Juliette Crosby ... Nora Cope
Ilka Chase ... Fanny Shipman
Rose Tapley ... Julie
Douglas Scott ... Jimmy (as Master Douglas Scott)
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Pre-Code early-talkie film version of Philip Barry's Broadway hit chronicles the first five years of marriage between James and Mary Hutton, and the two paramours they deserted who wait patiently - and manipulatively - in the wings.

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Matrimony- in the 1929 Manner! (Print Ad-The Daily News, ((Ludington, Mich.)) 24 October 1929)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1929 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Pathé Exchange See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Filmed partially on location at Jewett Estate, 1145 Arden Road, Pasadena, California. See more »

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Period piece
25 December 2014 | by roslein-674-874556See all my reviews

Slow and stilted, this film is obviously the adaptation of a play--all the action takes place (or could) in one room. The director shows his tin ear (and whatever is the visual equivalent) by starting the movie with Ann Harding and Fredric March going through the wedding service, which goes on and on and on. The two attractive leads, both highly accomplished actors, are the reason for seeing this, as are such distinctly period touches as his saying to her "Take a deep breath" and handing her a cigarette. Ilka Chase also makes two brief, welcome appearances as a fashionable, flippant socialite. But the plot is minuscule and is also well past its use-by date--we're told that a good wife overlooks a husband's affairs if he really loves her and the other women mean nothing to him. And how does she know he feels that way? Because he says so!


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