The Battle of Paris

The Battle of Paris (a.k.a. The Gay Lady) is a 1929 American pre-Code musical film.

The Battle of Paris
Battle of Paris still 1929.jpg
Scene from the film
Directed byRobert Florey
Written byGene Markey
Produced byMonta Bell
StarringGertrude Lawrence
Charles Ruggles
Walter Petrie
Gladys DuBois
Arthur Treacher
Joe King
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Music byMusic:
Cole Porter
Jay Gorney
Dick Howard
Lyrics:
Howard Dietz
Cole Porter
Distributed byParamount Pictures (1929) (USA) (theatrical)
MCA/Universal Pictures (1958) (USA) (TV)
Release dates
  • November 30, 1929 (1929-11-30) (U.S.)
  • December 28, 1930 (1930-12-28) (Finland)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

Gertrude Lawrence plays a singer in Paris during World War I. After stealing from Tony (Walter Petrie), an American artist, the two fall in love.

CastEdit

SongsEdit

  • "When I Am Housekeeping For You"

Words by Howard Dietz (as Dick Howard)
Music by Jay Gorney
Copyright 1929 by Spier and Coslow Inc

  • "Here Comes The Bandwagon"

Words and Music by Cole Porter
Copyright 1929 by Harms Inc.

  • "What Makes My Baby Blue"

Words by Howard Dietz (as Dick Howard)
Music by Jay Gorney
Copyright 1929 by Spier and Coslow Inc

  • "They All Fall In Love"

Words and Music by Cole Porter
Copyright 1929 by Harms Inc.
Sung by Gertrude Lawrence

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