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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)

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1929 (USA) See more »

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Pathé Exchange See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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No conventional ties
27 August 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This dated adaption of one of Philip Barry's lesser known works serves as the film debut of Ann Harding and the fourth film for Fredric March since coming west to Hollywood. Both Harding and March show that they have the right stuff for lengthy film careers.

Paris Bound is a lot less known than The Philadelphia Story, The Animal Kingdom, Holiday, and Without Love mostly because it isn't as good as the others. The film opens with Harding and March exchanging their vows. But they're going to be mature about it. It will be open, but discreet.

Which is all some former lovers, Carmelita Geraghty for him and Leslie Fenton for her is all the encouragement they need.

This film could use a restoration if for no other reason it has two noted Hollywod luminaries and it's by a major American playwright.. The leads perform well, but Paramount hadn't mastered talkie technique.

Even minor Philip Barry should be preserved and enjoyed.


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