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Paris in Spring (1935)

Approved | | Comedy | 28 May 1935 (USA)
Afraid of marriage, Simone (Mary Ellis) breaks off her long term engagement with her fiancé Paul de Lille (Tullio Carminati). Paul heads to the top of The Eiffel Tower with thoughts of ... See full summary »

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Lewis Milestone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Ellis ... Simone
Tullio Carminati ... Paul d'Orlando
Ida Lupino ... Mignon de Charelle
Lynne Overman ... DuPont
James Blakeley ... Albert de Charelle
Jessie Ralph ... Countess de Charelle
Dorothea Wolbert ... Francine (as Dorothy Wolbert)
Akim Tamiroff ... Cafe Manager
Craig Reynolds ... Alphonse (as Hugh Enfield)
Joseph North Joseph North ... Etienne
Jack Raymond Jack Raymond ... Elevator Man
Jack Mulhall ... George, Cafe Simone Doorman
Harold Entwistle Harold Entwistle ... Charles The Butler
Sam Ash ... Clerk
Arnold Korff ... Doctor
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Storyline

Afraid of marriage, Simone (Mary Ellis) breaks off her long term engagement with her fiancé Paul de Lille (Tullio Carminati). Paul heads to the top of The Eiffel Tower with thoughts of suicide. In another part of Paris and also afraid of marriage, Mignon (Ida Lupino) breaks it off from her young lover (James Blakely). Despairing, Mignon also climbs to the top of The Eiffel Tower intending to leap to her death. There she meets Paul and the two compare stories. After discussion, Paul dissuades her from leaping and the two conspire to make their respective partners jealous by pretending to have an affair with each other. Written by Lloyd Purvis

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Comedy

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paris Love Song See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Jealousy
Sung by Mary Ellis
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Not a great movie, but worth watching once if you're in the right mood
7 August 2014 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

There are lots of problems with this movie that pull it down.

The biggest, for me, is that it is, in part, a musical, but the songs are all instantly forgettable and very simplistic. It's a shame, because Mary Ellis had a good voice, and was a beautiful woman. If she had been given the sort of material Grace Moore or Jeannette MacDonald or even Lily Pons were being given then at other studios, she could have done some memorable work.

The strongest performer here, as in many of the movies in which she appeared, is the character actress Jesse Ralph. She makes her character come alive in a way none of the others does.

Ida Lupino, as a blonde, does not stand out here. Tulio Caraminati wasn't a good actor, and without good material, as is the case here, he makes no impression.

The plot is obvious, and you can see everything coming a mile away.

I enjoyed watching Ellis and Ralph. The rest was pretty much a wash for me.


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