|Directed by||Louis J. Gasnier|
|Written by||F. Oakley Crawford (story)|
Lois Hutchinson (adaptation)
|Produced by||B. P. Schulberg|
|Cinematography||Allen G. Siegler|
|Distributed by|| Preferred Pictures |
Independent Sales Corporation (State's Rights)
|70 minutes; 7 reels (6,324 feet)|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Parisian Love is a black and white 1925 American silent romantic crime drama film directed by Louis J. Gasnier and starring Clara Bow. The film was produced by B.P. Schulberg Productions. A copy of this film still survives.
Street gangsters Armand and Marie are madly in love, and she persuades Armand and other gang members to rob the home of Pierre Marcel, a wealthy scientist. The police break up the robbery but Pierre hides Armand from them because he kept a gang member from stabbing him, but Armand is wounded in doing so. As Armand regains his health, Pierre sets him up with the beautiful Jean D'Arcy, and Armand has no objections. Marie – jealous of Jean – swears revenge on Pierre. They meet and he falls in love with her, and they are married while Armand is away in London. On their wedding night, Marie tells Pierre she is an Apache and her revenge is complete, and she rushes into Armand's arms. But her fellow gang members, who helped her deceive Pierre, shoot her. As she recovers Pierre leaves for America and gets a divorce so she can be with Armand.
Clara Gordon Bow was an American actress who rose to stardom during the silent film era of the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" in 1929. Her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film It brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl". Bow came to personify the Roaring Twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol.
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