A Gentleman of Paris (1927 film)

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A Gentleman of Paris
Gentleman of Paris lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
Directed by Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Written by Benjamin Glazer
Screenplay by Chandler Sprague
Based on Bellamy the Magnificent
by Roy Horniman
Starring Adolphe Menjou
Arlette Marchal
Nicholas Soussanin
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • October 1, 1927 (1927-10-01)
Running time
65 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
Herman J. Mankiewicz (Intertitles)

A Gentleman of Paris is a 1927 comedy silent film based on the novel Bellamay the Magnificent by Roy Horniman. The film was directed by Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast and stars Adolphe Menjou, Arlette Marchal, Nicholas Soussanin, Lawrence Grant and William B. Davidson. The feature has been preserved and was released on DVD in 2010. The movie was also the basis for the 1928 film A Certain Young Man.[1][2]

Plot summary[edit]

Marquis de Marignan is a brazen womanizer who spends most of his life escaping the wrath of husbands he has angered. Joseph, his faithful valet frequently rescues Marignan from disaster. But when Joseph finds out that his boss has been sleeping with his wife, he plots a scheme to publicly humiliate Marquis by exposing him as a card cheat. The ruse works, but Marignan manages to have the last laugh by faking his own suicide and returning to haunt Joseph into confessing his scheme.



  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 published by the American Film Institute, c.1971
  2. ^ "A Gentleman of Paris". Silent Era. 

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