A Gentleman of Paris (1927 film)

A Gentleman of Paris is a 1927 American silent comedy film loosely based on the novel and play Bellamay the Magnificent by Roy Horniman. The film was directed by Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast and stars Adolphe Menjou, Arlette Marchal, Nicholas Soussanin, Lawrence Grant, and William B. Davidson. The feature has been preserved and was released on DVD in 2010. The movie was also the basis for the 1928 film A Certain Young Man.[1][2]

A Gentleman of Paris
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Directed byHarry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Written byBenjamin Glazer
Screenplay byChandler Sprague
Herman J. Mankiewicz (Intertitles)
Based onBellamy the Magnificent
by Roy Horniman
StarringAdolphe Menjou
Arlette Marchal
Nicholas Soussanin
CinematographyHarold Rosson
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 1, 1927 (1927-10-01)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Plot summary

Marquis de Marignan is a brazen womanizer who spends most of his life escaping the wrath of husbands he has angered. Joseph, his faithful valet frequently rescues Marignan from disaster. But when Joseph finds out that his boss has been sleeping with his wife, he plots a scheme to publicly humiliate Marquis by exposing him as a card cheat. The ruse works, but Marignan manages to have the last laugh by faking his own suicide and returning to haunt Joseph into confessing his scheme.



  1. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 published by the American Film Institute, c.1971
  2. "A Gentleman of Paris". Silent Era.

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