~Evening Clothes~
1927
~Virginia Valli~
~Cast~

Adolphe Menjou ...  Lucien d'Artois
Virginia Valli ...  Germaine
Noah Beery ...  Lazarre
Louise Brooks ...  Fox Trot
Arnold Kent ...  Henri (as Lido Manetti)
André Cheron ...  Germaine's Father
Mario Carillo ...  Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Lilyan Tashman ...  Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Directed by: Luther Reed

Written by:
George Marion Jr. - titles
John McDermott - writer

Based on the play L'homme en habit by Yves Mirande and André Picard
(Paris, 1922).
Lucien D'Artois (Adolphe Menjou), a wealthy French farmer fond of raising horses, is married to
Germaine (Virginia Valli), according to the terms of a marriage contract. When she finds his rustic
interests unbearable, she leaves him. Determined to become a polished Parisian, Lucien goes to the
city and assiduously studies fencing and dancing but is unable to gain her favor. He embarks on a
life of frivolity and free spending and to demonstrate his powers with women deliberately steals
Fox Trot (Louise Brooks), a nightclub girl, from Lazarre. When his fortune is depleted, his entire
possessions are confiscated with the exception of a suit of evening clothes. Living by his wits,
Lucien imagines himself still a popular and wealthy count, and returning to his bare flat, he finds
his wife returned to him.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
~Plot Synopsis~
~629-91: Adolphe Menjou & Lilyan Tashman~
~629-86: Virginia Valli & Adolphe Menjou~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Paramount Pictures

Executive Producer: Jesse L. Lasky
Associate Producer: B.P. Schulberg
Executive Producer: Adolph Zukor
Cinematography by: Harold Rosson
Film Editing by: Eda Warren

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: March 19, 1927