Movie 'A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate'

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"You Wouldn't Understand" said the erstwhile village girl whom fate has turned into a woman of Paris when the richest bachelor in the world's gayest city pointed to her glittering gems, asking, "What more do you want? You have everything."

When Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her artist fiance Jean, she decides to leave for Paris on her own. After spending a year in the city as a mistress of the wealthy Pierre Revel, she is reunited with Jean by chance. This leaves her with the choice between a glamorous life in Paris, and the true love she left behind.

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. A Woman of Paris

Germany German (Deutsch)

Die Nächte einer schönen Frau

Marie, die Mätresse eines Lebemannes, trifft in Paris ihren Ex-Liebhaber Jean wieder und nimmt seinen Heiratsantrag an, obwohl ihre Liebe schon einmal durch Missverständnisse scheiterte.

France French (Français)

L'Opinion publique

Marie Saint-Clair et Jean Millet, devant le refus de leurs parents respectifs, decident de s'enfuir pour se marier. Ils doivent se retrouver a la gare. Mais Jean est retenu au dernier moment par son pere qui vient de subir une attaque cardiaque. Marie part seule. Un an plus tard, a Paris, ils se retrouvent par hasard. Marie est devenue la maitresse d'un homme d'affaires. Les deux jeunes gens s'aiment toujours et Marie decide de quitter son protecteur. C'est alors qu'elle surprend une conversation entre Jean et sa mere qui s'oppose categoriquement a cette union.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

La donna di Parigi

Marie aspetta invano Jean alla stazione: proprio in quelle ore infatti il padre di Jean è morto e il ragazzo non può fuggire con lei. Credendosi abbandonata, Marie parte per Parigi, dove diventa una prostituta di lusso. Quando Jean la ritrova, per la vergogna Marie non accetta di tornare con lui. Jean si uccide e Marie torna in provincia.

Release Date
black and white
high society
pearl necklace
railroad station
silent film
No Language
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
Charles Chaplin Productions
United States of America United Artists
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical NR
France Theatrical U
Germany Physical 0 DVD
TMDb 69% · 139 (more information on website)
IMDb 69% · 5,818 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 92% (more information on website)


Marie St. ClairEdna Purviance
Marie's Step-FatherClarence Geldart
Jean MilletCarl Miller
Jean's MotherLydia Knott
Jean's FatherCharles K. French
Pierre RevelAdolphe Menjou
FifiBetty Morrissey
PauletteMalvina Polo
Station Porter (uncredited)Charlie Chaplin
Mannequin (uncredited)Bess Flowers
Head WaiterHenry Bergman


ArtArt DirectionArthur Stibolt
CameraDirector of PhotographyJack Wilson
Roland Totheroh
DirectingDirectorCharlie Chaplin
EditingEditorCharlie Chaplin
Monta Bell
ProductionProducerCharlie Chaplin
SoundOriginal Music ComposerCharlie Chaplin
Fritz Stahlberg
Louis F. Gottschalk