Man of the World

Synopsis: A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. There she meets and is romanced by a worldly novelist; what she doesn't know is that he is a blackmailer who is using her to get to her uncle.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Production: Paramount Pictures
74 min

lack of them.

I ran into one of them last night.

He helps get out

a weekly paper here,

printed in English.

No good here.

Me, I didn't come to Paris to read.

Uh, this paper isn't

circulated much in Paris.

It's meant chiefly

for American consumption.

This fellow was drunk,

and he talked too much.

Much too much.

Among other things, he showed me

a copy of an item they're going to run

in their next week's issue.

I... put it in my pocket

when he wasn't looking.

Well, fine.

Just leave it here,

and I'll read it.

Well, I think you had better

read it right away.

It's, uh-- It's about you.

About me?


Well, what's it say?


Shall I read it to you?


It says,

'"Tis a pity that some of

our compatriots are so naive

and lacking in worldly knowledge.

"Surely Mr. Harold Taylor,

the soft coal baron

of Stratford, Pennsylvania,

"could not have been aware

of the identity of the very blonde

and very beautiful young woman...

with whom he seemed to be

on such intimate terms at Zelli's

the other morning at 4::00."


"With whom he seemed to be

on such intimate terms at Zelli's

the other morning at 4:00.

"Those in the know

were forced to smile broadly...

"as this strangely assorted couple

left the restaurant...

"arm in arm.

Watch your step, Harry boy."

We, uh, got so well acquainted

that day at the Ritz, Mr. Taylor,

that I thought I'd take the liberty

of bringing this item to you.

You could do those of us

living here a great service.

We know who gets out this sheet.

And what we would like you to do...

is to take this item to the police

and get the whole gang arrested.



You're a man of the world,

and you know that the kind of fellow

back of a thing like that...

can't last 1 0 minutes

if the police are put on his trail.

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Herman J. Mankiewicz

Herman Jacob Mankiewicz was an American screenwriter, who, with Orson Welles, wrote the screenplay for Citizen Kane. Earlier, he was the Berlin correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the drama critic for The New York Times and The New Yorker. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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