The Battle of Paris

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The Battle of Paris
Battle of Paris still 1929.jpg
Scene from the film
Directed by Robert Florey
Produced by Monta Bell
Written by Gene Markey
Starring Gertrude Lawrence
Charles Ruggles
Walter Petrie
Gladys DuBois
Arthur Treacher
Joe King
Music by Music:
Cole Porter
Jay Gorney
Dick Howard
Lyrics:
Howard Dietz
Cole Porter
Cinematography George J. Folsey
Distributed by Paramount Pictures (1929) (USA) (theatrical)
MCA/Universal Pictures (1958) (USA) (TV)
Release date
  • November 30, 1929 (1929-11-30) (U.S.)
  • December 28, 1930 (1930-12-28) (Finland)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Battle of Paris (a.k.a. The Gay Lady) is a 1929 American Pre-Code musical film.

Plot[edit]

Gertrude Lawrence plays a singer in Paris during World War I. After stealing from Tony (Walter Petrie), an American artist, the two fall in love.

Cast[edit]

Songs[edit]

  • "When I Am Housekeeping For You"

Words by Howard Dietz (as Dick Howard)
Music by Jay Gorney
Copyright 1929 by Spier and Coslow Inc

  • "Here Comes The Bandwagon"

Words and Music by Cole Porter
Copyright 1929 by Harms Inc.

  • "What Makes My Baby Blue"

Words by Howard Dietz (as Dick Howard)
Music by Jay Gorney
Copyright 1929 by Spier and Coslow Inc

  • "They All Fall In Love"

Words and Music by Cole Porter
Copyright 1929 by Harms Inc.
Sung by Gertrude Lawrence

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