They Had to See Paris (1929)





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A simple man from the hills of Oklahoma strikes oil on his land, prompting his pretentious, status-climbing wife to drag him, reluctantly, through the highest stratas of French society. Will Rogers's talking-picture debut -- which would seem to have formed the rough foundation for television's much later The Beverly Hillbillies.
Classics , Comedy
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Irene Rich
as Mrs. Peters
Owen Davis Jr.
as Ross Peters
Marguerite Churchill
as Opal Peters
Fifi D'Orsay
as Claudine
Rex Bell
as Clark McCurdy
Ivan Lebedeff
as Marquis De Brissac
Marcelle Corday
as Marquise De Brissac
Theodore Lodi
as Grand Duke Makiall
Edgar Kennedy
as Ed Eggers
Gregory Gaye
as Prince Ordinsky
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Audience Reviews for They Had to See Paris

As predictable and boring as a movie, about a family poor who strikes it rich and moves to Paris, can be. It's not funny or dramatic really, but the actors aren't too bad. Overall I didn't like it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Cute Will Rogers comedy that predictably makes Paris society look like much less fun than hanging out with the country bumpkins in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Justin Remer
Justin Remer

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