A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923)

When a young country girl believes she's been jilted by her boyfriend, she heads to Paris and becomes a playboy's mistress. The silent film was written, produced and directed by Charles Chaplin, who has a small role as a railroad… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1923
DVD Release Date: March 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Chaplin's manner is deft and witty, but the depiction of unchecked wealth and the moral rot it breeds links this drawing-room romance to the fierce political comedies in which he stars.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A moving and entertaining work, executed with high finesse by a master cineast.

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TV Guide

The picture's effectiveness is enhanced by several comic touches.

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TIME Magazine

For some years great groups of the illuminati have been proclaiming Charles S. Chaplin an artist. Yet our good old uncles and funny old aunts, who really knew about custard pies, demurred.

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Time Out

Despite its wealth of detail and sharp observations about morality, the film remains curiously insubstantial with its refined dabbling in the elements of satire, sentiment and melodrama exploited with such panache in Chaplin's starring comedies.

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Fernando F. Croce

Chaplin's "drama of fate" is really a drama of coincidence and irony, as befits the crossroads of Victorian and Jazz Age Europe

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Variety Staff

A Woman of Paris is a serious, sincere effort, with a bang story subtlety of idea-expression.

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CA Lejeune

It is not pretty. Chaplin never meant it to be. But it is horribly true.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The soap opera love triangle story takes the form of a morality play and is well-constructed but hardly substantial.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This was a good movie, a sad, romantic, and sometimes a bit humourous story, with good actors. Just note that Chaplin only directs the movie, he doesn't… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Charles Chaplin is not the star of this, his first serious drama. It's a silent film but Chaplin's direction of actors is so good that they don't… More
Dimitris Springer
What distincts A Woman of Paris is the line between its overt melodrama and the glorious feature-film period in which Chaplin entered with The Kid.Here,he… More