They Had to See Paris

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They Had to See Paris
Film poster
Directed by Frank Borzage
Produced by William Fox
Written by Homer Croy (novel)
Sonya Levien (story)
Owen Davis (writer)
Starring Will Rogers
Irene Rich
Marguerite Churchill
Music by George Lipschultz (uncredited)
Cinematography Chester Lyons
Edited by Margaret Clancey (uncredited)
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • September 18, 1929 (1929-09-18)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

They Had to See Paris is a 1929 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Will Rogers, Irene Rich and Marguerite Churchill. A wealthy American oil tycoon travels to Paris with his family at his wife's request, despite the fact he hates the French.[1][2]

Rogers starred in a similar film the following year, So This Is London with the location switched to London. Rogers and Rich reprised their roles in Down to Earth (1932) which depicts the return of the Peters family to Depression-hit America.[citation needed]



  1. ^ They Had To See Paris details,; accessed August 10, 2015.
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c. 1971

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