1931-1940ComedyFranceFyodor OtsepMusical

Fyodor Otsep – Mirages de Paris (1933)

A jolly French film, with a rich vein of satire, is at the little Acme Theatre on Union Square under the name of “Mirages de Paris.”

In this fast-moving fantasy of the unsophisticated student (Mlle. Francell) who escapes from a boarding school to become, after many trials and tribulations, the “toast of Paris,” Fedor Ozep has managed to combine much of the technic of his native Russia with the flair for the ridiculous supposed to belong to all true Parisians.

Consequently, the rather threadbare theme is treated so skillfully and decked out with such luxury of interesting and exciting detail that the spectator forgets about the obvious ending in following the speedy succession of hilarious incidents. From the time the charming heroine arrives in Paris, only to learn that talent doesn’t count for much unless preceded by plenty of publicity, until the last reel shows her and her sweetheart (M. Theville) on the stage in a love scene, there is hardly a dull moment. Especially amusing is the coming to grief of the great artist Tonnerre (M. Vallee) on a revolving stage.

— New York Times.

1.29GB | 1h 17mn | 760×570 | mkv


Subtitles:English (muxed)


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