Paris In Spring

Paris In Spring (Lewis Milestone)

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Paris in Spring (aka Paris Love Song) is a 1935 black and white musical comedy film directed by Lewis Milestone for Paramount Pictures.It is based on a play by Dwight Taylor, with a screen play by Samuel Hoffenstein and Franz Schulz.

Afraid of marriage, Simone (Mary Ellis) breaks off her long term engagement with her fiancé Paul de Lille (Tullio Carminati). Paul heads to the top of The Eiffel Tower with thoughts of suicide. In another part of Paris and also afraid of marriage, Mignon (Ida Lupino) breaks it off from her young lover (James Blakely). Despairing, Mignon also climbs to the top of the intending to leap to her death. There she meets Paul and the two compare stories. After discussion, Paul dissuades her from leaping and the two conspire to make their respective partners jealous by pretending to have an affair with each other.

The New York Times noted that while Mary Ellis ofered a degree of entertainment with her singing, Tullio Carminati did not help the film by own treating the film in a burlesque style. The further offered that while Ida Lupino and James Blakeley were moderately good in their roles, any merited praise for acting is to the credit of Lynne Overman, Jessie...

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