Under the Roofs of Paris

Under the Roofs of Paris

Directed by René Clair • 1930 • France
Starring Albert Préjean, Pola Illery, Edmond Gréville

In Renè Clair’s irrepressibly romantic portrait of the crowded tenements of Paris, a street singer and a gangster vie for the love of a beautiful young woman. This witty exploration of love and human foibles, told primarily through song, captures the flamboyant atmosphere of the city with sophisticated visuals and groundbreaking use of the new technology of movie sound. An international sensation upon its release, UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS is an exhilarating celebration of filmmaking and one of France's most beloved cinematic exports.

Under the Roofs of Paris
  • Under the Roofs of Paris

    Directed by René Clair • 1930 • France
    Starring Albert Préjean, Pola Illery, Edmond Gréville

    In Renè Clair’s irrepressibly romantic portrait of the crowded tenements of Paris, a street singer and a gangster vie for the love of a beautiful young woman. This witty exploration of love and human foi...

Extras

  • UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS Deleted Scene

    As with many of his films, René Clair returned to the editing room with UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS in 1950. But unlike such films as PARIS QUI DORT, which received extensive edits, here only one scene, a sort of prologue, was cut. The scene, presented here, was the original opening of the movie. Th...

  • Paris qui dort

    PARIS QUI DORT represented a delightfully entertaining feature debut for the youn René Clair. Also known as THE CRAZY RAY, Clair's 1924 film humorously combines the new art of the cinema with other modern symbols: the airplane and the Eiffel Tower. Again, Clair re-edited the film in the '50s to t...