~A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate~
~Plot Synopsis~
Directed & Written by: Charlie Chaplin

Edna Purviance ...  Marie St. Clair
Clarence Geldart ...  Marie's Father (as Clarence Geldert)
Carl Miller ...  Jean Millet
Lydia Knott ...  Jean's Mother
Charles K. French ...  Jean's Father (as Charles French)
Adolphe Menjou ...  Pierre Revel
Betty Morrissey ...  Fifi
Malvina Polo ...  Paulette
Nellie Bly Baker ...  Masseuse (uncredited)
Henry Bergman ...  Head Waiter (uncredited)
Charles Chaplin ...  Porter (uncredited)
Frank Coghlan Jr. ...  Boy (uncredited)
Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast ...  Man in nightclub (uncredited)
Stella De Lanti ...  Revel's Fiancée (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Jean de Limur ...  Man in nightclub (uncredited)
Charles Farrell ...  Man dancing in nightclub (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ...  Mannequin (uncredited)
Karl Gutman ...  Conductor (uncredited)
James A. Marcus ...  Tramp (uncredited)
Harry Northrup ...  Revel's secretary (uncredited)
Granville Redmond ...  Party Guest (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ...  Gigolo (uncredited)
Arthur Stibolt ...  Cook (uncredited)
A. Edward Sutherland ...  Cook (uncredited)
Wilhelm von Brincken ...  Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Marie St. Clair, a French country girl, and her lover, Jean Millet, an art student, plan to elope to Paris
when her father locks her out of the house and his parents object to Marie's presence in their home.
Marie waits at the railway station while Jean returns home to collect his belongings. His father dies while
he is there, and Marie, through a misunderstanding, goes to Paris alone. She becomes wealthy playboy
Pierre Revel's mistress, and a year later she accidently meets Jean, who has come to Paris with his mother
to study art. Marie commissions the poor artist to paint her portrait, leading to a renewal of their love
affair. She accepts his marriage proposal and decides to sever her relationship with Pierre, who has
become engaged to a wealthy socialite; later Marie reneges, believing that Jean proposed in a weak
moment. The next evening Jean follows Marie and Pierre to a cabaret, sees her for the last time, and
commits suicide. Marie and Jean's mother go to the country to care for orphaned children. She never sees
Pierre again, but they pass on the road--Pierre in an automobile; Marie riding a haycart--and do not
recognize each other. (This symbolic ending was apparently made for American audiences. In an
alternative ending made for European audiences, Marie returns to Pierre after her fiancé's suicide.)  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Charles Chaplin Productions

Distributed by: United Artists

Produced by: Charles Chaplin  
Cinematography by: Roland Totheroh & Jack Wilson (uncredited)  
Film Editing by: Monta Bell &
Charles Chaplin (uncredited)  
Art Direction by: Arthur Stibolt (uncredited)  
Assistant Director: A. Edward Sutherland   
Second Camera Operator: Jack Wilson (uncredited)  
Driver for Mr. Chaplin: Toraichi Kono (uncredited)
Literary Editor: Monta Bell (uncredited)
Researcher: Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast (uncredited) & Jean de Limur (uncredited)

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 78 Minutes
Released: October 1, 1923
~Center: Clarence Geldart~