A WOMAN OF PARIS

A film by Charles Chaplin

Cast : Clarence Geldart, Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance

1923 / comedy / Etats-Unis / original title : A WOMAN OF PARIS / 84’ / status : completed / long feature-film / French catalog

Against the wishes of their tyrannical parents, Jean and Marie decide to elope to Paris. The sudden death of Jean’s father makes it impossible for him to meet her at the station, and Marie heads for Paris alone. A year later, Jean finds her in the arms of a rich and decadent playboy… and tragedy ensues.
Highly acclaimed by filmmakers from Lubitsch to Scorsese, this brilliant yet subtle Parisian fresco reveals the dramatic genius of the King of Comedy.

Press

“Chaplin comes forth as a genius both as a producer and a director.”

Variety

“A remarkable film, an historic film, a film to see and consider.”

The Guardian

“Discovering A Woman of Paris on the big screen must have been powerful, very powerful.”

Martin Scorsese

“A treasure - immensely entertaining. One does not truly know the work of Chaplin until one has had the good fortune to see this rediscovered masterpiece.”

The New York Times

“Chaplin smashes sacred film conventions.”

The Los Angeles Times

“An elegantly glittering tale of passion, money and art.”

Newsweek