Found in: Slapstick 2020
So This is Paris

So This is Paris

classified PG

Slapstick 2020


Please note: This was screened in Jan 2020

Ernst Lubitsch
Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman
90 mins, 1926, USA

This clever American silent comedy from Germany’s master director Ernst Lubitsch stars Monte Blue and Patsy Ruth Miller.

Paul is happily married to Suzanna, living together in a quiet suburb. As Suzanna notices that their new neighbours are expressive dancers with revealing outfits, she demands Paul complain to them about their lack of morality. But as Paul knocks on their door, he finds out that one is an old flame. Four-way complications begin which are resolved in an astounding Charleston sequence!

Featuring some bravura filmmaking So This is Paris is rightly recognised as one of Lubitsch’s greatest cinematic achievements.

Print courtesy of the Kevin Brownlow Collection.

With live musical accompaniment from Guenter A. Buchwald, Romano Todesco and Frank Bockius.