The Idol of Paris

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For the silent film, see The Idol of Paris (1914 film).
The Idol of Paris
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Produced by R.J. Minney
Written by Stafford Dickens, Norman Lee, H. Ostrer (screenplay),
Alfred Schirokauer (novel)
Starring Beryl Baxter
Michael Rennie
Christine Norden
Andrew Cruickshank
Kenneth Kent
Margaretta Scott
Miles Malleson
Music by Mischa Spoliansky (composer),
Louis Levy (musical director)
Cinematography Jack E. Cox
Edited by Bert Bates
Distributed by Premier Productions Ltd, Warner Brothers (US)
Release dates
Running time
106 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Idol of Paris is a 1948 film based on the novel Paiva, Queen of Love by Alfred Schirokauer, about a mid-19th century French courtesan Theresa who sleeps her way from poverty to the top of Second Empire society. It was an attempt by its makers to imitate the success of the Gainsborough melodramas.


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