Playboy of Paris

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Playboy of Paris is a 1930 American pre-Code musical comedy film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Maurice Chevalier, Frances Dee (in her film debut), and O.P. Heggie. It was based on a 1911 play The Little Cafe by Tristan Bernard which had previously been adapted into a 1919 French silent film.[1] Paramount produced a separate French-language version Le Petit Café, also starring Chevalier, which broke records for an opening-day attendance in Paris.[2]

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Playboy of Paris
Directed byLudwig Berger
Written byTristan Bernard (play)
Percy Heath
Vincent Lawrence
Produced byLudwig Berger
StarringMaurice Chevalier
Frances Dee
O.P. Heggie
Stuart Erwin
CinematographyHenry W. Gerrard
Edited byMerrill G. White
Music byHoward Jackson
John Leipold
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
October 31, 1930[1]
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film introduced the song "My Ideal", composed by Richard A. Whiting and Newell Chase with lyrics by Leo Robin, which became a jazz standard.