Open All Night (aka One Parisian Night)
This comedy of manners, set in Paris, features a couple tempted by other romantic possibilities.
Unfortunately, Bryony Dixon - BFI Curator, is now unable to introduce this screening. We hope this will not affect your enjoyment of this silent comedy on 35mm from the Library of Congress.
Photograph: Paramount Pictures
Dir Paul Bern
With Viola Dana, Jetta Goudal, Adolphe Menjou, Gale Henry
With live piano accompaniment by Meg Morley
This comedy of manners, set in Paris, features a dissatisfied wife (Dana) who makes the common error of equating male rough treatment with passion, while her mild-mannered husband (played with his usual aplomb by Menjou) finds his own head turned... A six-day bicycle race offers a potential change for both, and an excuse for perpetually sozzled bon vivant Igor (Raymond Griffith) to supply the comedy – as always, he steals the show.
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