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A Woman of Paris
At the height of his popularity, Charlie Chaplin chose to make a straight dramatic feature--without himself in a starring role. The plot of A Woman of Paris is perhaps not new: after a tragic misunderstanding, a small-town girl (former Chaplin paramour and longtime co-star Edna Purviance) goes to Paris and becomes the mistress of a rich playboy (Adolphe Menjou). But if the outline is familiar melodrama, the film still looks remarkable for its measured, adult attitude toward its characters; they are not black or white, but complicated, sophisticated shades of gray. Menjou, in particular, is a charming and thoroughly delightful cad. The film's matter-of-fact spirit on the subject of how adults conduct their sexual lives is also impressive. Critics loved the picture, but audiences did not, and Chaplin soon returned to comedy. He can be glimpsed, disguised, in a one-scene walk-through as a clumsy train porter. --Robert Horton
If you are curious about Chaplin's work you need to eventually view both of these films, just don't start your journey here.
He dared not place it in the America of the time, and so relied on American prejudices about Paris to place his tale of love and deceit there.
It's not the anti-American diatribe one would expect but rather a whimsical, sometime provocative film that progresses into heavy-handedness.
A King In New York is awesome! I watch it all the time On Demand (Comcast). It also very cute how his son, Michael Chaplin appears in the film as a boy who's very much into... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MizzKittie
A KING IN NEW YORK (Writ./Dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1957, 107 minutes) ~
This light comedy with some deep (and deeply hidden) messages presents the viewer with a stunning... Read more
I have no idea why these films are packaged together, as they have absolutely nothing in common (except perhaps similar-sounding titles...). Read morePublished 14 months ago by Surferofromantica
I was delighted to get this disc. The King in New York had content re the McCarthy hearings that was fantastic! Haven't watched the other movie yet.Published 15 months ago by Pat Black
BORING! I couldn't make it through either movie. These were not up to his standard. Went in to the trash bin.Published 18 months ago by robert kujac
This dual DVD was so classic for me being a classic buf..I loved th scenery in this movie and the overall feel of it as well Very good.Published 23 months ago by C. garcia
comes in time, they do and excelent job in the remastered I recomend this are excelent movies and it is a good pricePublished on November 16, 2012 by Herrera Byron Roberto