Paris Bound

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Paris Bound
Film poster
Directed by Edward H. Griffith
Produced by Arthur Hopkins
Written by Philip Barry (play)
Horace Jackson (adaptation)
Frank Reicher (dialogue)
Starring Ann Harding
Music by Arthur Alexander
Josiah Zuro
Cinematography Norbert Brodine
Edited by Helen Warne
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Release date
August 3, 1929
Running time
73 minutes; 8 reels
Country United States
Language English

Paris Bound is a 1927 play by Philip Barry. It was made into a movie in 1929, directed by Edward H. Griffith and starring Ann Harding and Fredric March.[1][2][3]


Jim Hutton and Mary Archer are liberal-minded lovers content to remain faithful to each other in spirit only without need of a marriage certificate. However, they eventually do wed. Among the wedding guests is the young composer Richard Parrish, hardly disguising his admiration for the bride, and Noel Farley, whose passion is exceeded only by the pain of losing Jim to another woman. A child is born to them. When Jim goes off to Europe on a business trip, Mary declines to accompany him. Noel, who owns a villa at Antibes, lures Jim into a rendezvous. Meanwhile, Mary has an affair with Richard. Learning of Jim's rendezvous, she considers a Paris divorce so as to marry Richard. When Jim unexpectedly returns, he tells Mary of his affair with a French woman. Mary is devastated, for she would never believe that her husband would actually sleep with another woman. In the end their mutual love is confirmed, and they decide to adopt traditional marriage morals and remain monogamous.

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  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  2. ^ Paris Bound at
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:Paris Bound

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