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Idol of Paris (1948)





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The Idol of Paris is based on Paiva, Queen of Love, a novel by Alfred Schirokauer. Set in the mid-19th century, the film traces the rags-to-riches story of a girl named Theresa (Beryl Baxter). Sleeping her way to the top, she becomes a highly sought-after Parisian courtesan, one worthy of the attentions of the Emperor Napoleon (Kenneth Kent). But Theresa has no time for the Emperor, not with such virile lovers as Hertz (Michael Rennie) around and about. Despite inherent censorship problems, The Idol of Paris was picked up for American distribution by Warner Bros. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Beryl Baxter
as Theresa
Christine Norden
as Cora Pearl
Miles Malleson
as Offenbach
Andrew Cruickshank
as Prince Nicholas
Kenneth Kent
as Emperor Napoleon
Keneth Kent
as Emperor Napoleon
Margaretta Scott
as Empress Eugenie
Patti Morgan
as Bellanger
Henry Oscar
as Lachman
Sybilla Binder
as Mrs. Lachman
Leslie Perrins
as Count Paiva
Campbell Cotts
as George Tremer Sr.
John Penrose
as George Tremer Jr.
April Stride
as Countess de Molney
Donald Gray
as Police Inspector
Frederick Bradshaw
as Chamberlain
Marianne Stone
as Theresa's Secretary
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Over the last film this week should be cast an awful darkness Miss Beryl Baxter, charming as she is, can do nothing to redeem the Idol of Paris which hits a new low for British pictures.

June 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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