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Parisian Love (1925)

Street people Armand and Marie are madly in love, and she persuades Armand and other gang members to rob the home of Pierre Marcel, a wealthy scientist. The police break up the robbery but ... See full summary »


Louis J. Gasnier (as Gasnier)


F. Oakley Crawford (story), Lois Hutchinson (adaptation)


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Cast overview:
Clara Bow ... Marie
Donald Keith ... Armand
Lillian Leighton ... Frouchard
J. Gordon Russell J. Gordon Russell ... D'Avril (as James Gordon Russell)
Hazel Keener ... Margot
Lou Tellegen ... Pierre Marcel
Jean De Briac ... Knifer
Otto Matieson ... Apache Leader
Alyce Mills ... Jean D'Arcy


Street people Armand and Marie are madly in love, and she persuades Armand and other gang members to rob the home of Pierre Marcel, a wealthy scientist. The police break up the robbery but Pierre hides Armand from them because he kept a gang member from stabbing him, but Armand is wounded in doing so. When Armand regains his health, Pierre takes him around town and introduces him to many women, and Armand has no objections. Marie - jealous of the women - swears revenge on Marcel. They meet and he falls in love with her, and they are married while Armand is away in London. On their wedding night, Marie tells Marcel she is an Apache and her revenge is complete, and she rushes into Armand's arms. But another Apache, in love with Marie, wounds her with a gun shot. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

1 August 1925 (USA) See more »

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Amor Parisiense See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Parisian Love was lost for decades until a copy of the film turned up in the 1990s. The film was shown to modern audiences in 1998 at the Pordenone(sp?) Film Festival in Italy and at the UCLA Film And Television Preservation Festival. See more »


Featured in Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999) See more »

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Way Too Much Story for One Film
21 September 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Parisian Love (1925)

** (out of 4)

A lot of times "B" movies are put down for not having enough plot and not running long enough to matter. That saying is really put to the test here as this film runs a mere 62-minutes but there are enough plots here for ten movies. The film starts out as Apache lovers Marie (Clara Bow) and Armand (Donald Keith) break into the house of the rich Pierre Marcel (Lou Tellegen). Marie takes off when the police arrive but Armand becomes "friends" with Pierre who eventually saves him from blood poisoning. Still awake? Pierre then hooks Armand up with another woman, which Marie finds out about as she's gone undercover in the house as a maid. This upsets Marie so she plans on marrying Pierre to get even with him while other goons try robbing him for more money. There are several other subplots going on in this thing, which happens to be just one of fifteen movies Bow would make in 1925. The amazing thing here is how much stuff they try throwing at the viewer and for the life of me I really can't figure out what it was for. There's really no romance here even though, I guess, in the end that's what the story is suppose to be about. None of the goons are ever threatening and there's no tension from anything that happens with them. There's very little comedy and there's really no strong character development. There's pretty much nothing going on here but the thing is just so weird, so over-the-top that you can't help but keep watching just to see what's going to happen next. I would call this a really bizarre film but it's worth noting that director Gasnier would later make REEFER MADNESS so I guess this film could have gone even further (although there is a cocaine snorting scene here). I think the main reason people will be drawn to this film is just to see Bow. This isn't the greatest performance out there but she does a fair job with the role. Some of her acting towards the end of the picture is too far out there but she's nice to look at. Keith is a tad bit too bland in his role and Tellegen is so far gone that you can't help think he'd perfectly fit into REEFER MADNESS.

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