It Happened in Paris (1935 film)

It Happened in Paris is a 1935 British romantic comedy film directed by Robert Wyler and starring John Loder, Nancy Burne, and Esme Percy.[1] The film marked Reed's directorial debut, and after working on this film with Wyler he was the sole director on his next film Midshipman Easy. The film is also notable for John Huston's contributions to the screenplay, and for the involvement of Carol Reed, who is mentioned by some sources to assisted and in others to have co-directed the film.[2][3]

It Happened in Paris
Directed byRobert Wyler
Written byYves Mirande (play)
H.F. Maltby
John Huston
Katherine Strueby
Produced byRay Wyndham
StarringJohn Loder
Nancy Burne
Esme Percy
Lawrence Grossmith
CinematographyRobert Martin
Music byMonia Liter
Ernest Irving
Wyndham Films
Distributed byAssociated British Film Distributors
Release date
  • July 1935 (1935-07)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

An American millionaire's son travels to France to study art, and falls in love in Paris.[4]


The film was made at Ealing Studios by the independent production company Wyndham Films. It is based on the play L'Arpete by Yves Mirande.


Paul, artistically-inclined son of an American millionaire, moves to Paris where he can find inspiration and study the masters. While there, he finds inspiration of a different sort in the form of the beautiful Jacqueline.



  1. ^ IMDB entry
  2. ^ Evans, Peter William (4 January 2019). Carol Reed. Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-1-5261-4120-0.
  3. ^ Moss, R. (6 January 2016). Films of Carol Reed. Springer. ISBN 978-1-349-07501-0.
  4. ^ "BFI Database entry". Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2009.


  • Evans, Peter William. Carol Reed. Manchester University Press, 2005.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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