|This Man in Paris|
|Directed by||David MacDonald|
|Produced by||Anthony Havelock-Allan|
|Edited by||Reginald Beck|
|Distributed by||Paramount British Pictures|
This Man in Paris is a 1939 British comedy mystery film directed by David MacDonald and starring Barry K. Barnes, Valerie Hobson and Alastair Sim.
It was a sequel to the 1938 film This Man Is News .It was made at Denham Studios.
A British journalist and his wife travel to France to investigate a counterfeiting ring involving a British aristocrat.
TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, and wrote, "this well-done, clever comedy was a follow-up film to This Man is News, a British attempt to duplicate America's THIN MAN . However, this second film proved to be the last effort along those lines. Hobson is excellent in her role, though Barnes isn't quite the character he tries to be. Sim provides good comic support in another one of his eccentric specialties. Director MacDonald wins huzzahs for another entertaining middle-bracket crime story."
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