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Shadows of Paris (1924 film)

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Shadows of Paris
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Directed byHerbert Brenon
Written byFrederick J. Jackson
Eve Unsell
Based onMon Homme
by Francis Carco and André Picard
StarringPola Negri
Charles de Rochefort
Huntley Gordon
Adolphe Menjou
CinematographyBert Baldridge
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures (US)
Sascha-Film (Austria)
Release date
  • February 17, 1924 (1924-02-17)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Shadows of Paris is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Pola Negri, Charles de Rochefort, and Huntley Gordon. The screenplay involves a young woman who rises from an apache dancer to become a wealthy woman in post-World War I Paris.[1] It was based on the play Mon Homme by Francis Carco and André Picard.

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Plot

As described in a film magazine review,[2] Paris in 1918 knows Claire only as "The Blackbird," the Queen of the Apaches. Her lover Fernand is reported killed at the front during the War. She then masquerades as a society woman and becomes the wife of Raoul Grammont, the Minister of the Interior, but occasionally visits her old haunts in disguise. Fernand reappears as an Apache leader and they meet again. After several adventures, Claire comes to see that Fernand is only a monster of greed, and that her affections belong only to the man who made her an honorable wife. Fernand is shot and killed by her husband's secretary, Georges de Croy. Although he knows the truth about Claire and Fernand, he tells Raoul only that he shot a burglar. Claire then confesses all to her husband and is forgiven.

Cast

Preservation

With no prints of Shadows of Paris located in any film archives,[3] it is a lost film. Only a minute of footage survives in the Paramount compilation short Fashions in Love (1936).[4]

References

  1. ^ Basinger p. 246.
  2. ^ Pardy, George T. (March 1, 1924). "Box Office Reviews: Shadows of Paris". Exhibitors Trade Review. 15 (15). New York: Exhibitors Review Publishing Corporation: 27. Retrieved September 19, 2022. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Shadows of Paris
  4. ^ Internet Movie Database; trivia Retrieved December 19, 2014

Bibliography

  • Basinger, Jeanine. Silent Stars. Wesleyan University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-8195-6451-6

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