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A Woman of Paris

Charles Chaplin wrote and directed this sophisticated comedy-drama for his longtime leading lady, Edna Purviance, in 1923. Chaplin's themes are emotional failure and moral blindness, effectively worked out through a tightly structured story of a girl who leaves her provincial hometown to become the mistress of a Parisian millionaire (Adolphe Menjou). Because the film was unavailable for decades, it has acquired a reputation that it doesn't quite deserve. But it is a moving and entertaining work, executed with high finesse by a master cineast.



  • Charles Chaplin


  • Edna Purviance
  • Adolphe Menjou
  • Carl Miller
  • Lydia Knott
  • Charles French
  • Clarence Geldert
  • Betty Morrissey
  • Malvine Polo
  • Henry Bergman
  • Harry Northrup
  • Charles Chaplin


  • Charles Chaplin

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