Moviesby W. Dietrich
Die Schonste Frau von Paris
This poster is for a German comic-opera film that turned into a fiasco due to its bad ending.This German romp-gone-wrong, directed by Jacob and Luise Fleck, concerns an author (Paul Richter) who meets and pursues ""the prettiest woman in Paris"" (Lili Damita), a beautiful new widow from an unhappy marriage to a cruel prince of one of those small Graustarkian countries that only pop up in films. The beauty promises to marry the writer, but when she gets news that the king of her little land has died, leaving her free to assume the throne, she cannot resist. Richter pursues her, arriving just in time to save her from assassination by an evil general (Rudolf Klein-Rogge). This is all standard comic-opera stuff until the woman takes off with another man, leaving the writer so despondent that he returns to Paris and kills himself. The audience did not appreciate the unhappy ending, and the film was a financial fiasco.