Evening Clothes


Evening Clothes is a 1927 American silent comedy film directed by Luther Reed that was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released by Paramount.

Evening Clothes
Evening Clothes poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byLuther Reed
Written byJohn McDermott (scenario)
George Marion, Jr. (intertitles)
Based onThe Man in Evening Clothes
by Andre Picard and Yves Mirande
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
B. P. Schulberg (associate producer)
StarringAdolphe Menjou
CinematographyHarold Rosson
Edited byEda Warren
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 19, 1927 (1927-03-19)
Running time
7 reels
(6,287 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Production backgroundEdit

The film is based on the 1920 play L'homme en habit (The Man in Evening Clothes) by Andre Picard and Yves Mirande. Directed by Luther Reed, the film starred Adolphe Menjou, Virginia Valli, and Louise Brooks and is currently considered a lost film.[1][2][3]

As part of Paramount's production of multiple-language versions of its films, two remakes were made in 1931 at the Joinville Studios in Paris, the Spanish-language film A Gentleman in Tails and the French-language film The Man in Evening Clothes.



  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Evening Clothes at silentera.com
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
  3. ^ The Man in Evening Clothes (upon which the film is based) as produced on Broadway at Henry Miller's Theatre December 5, 1924; 11 performances; IBDb.com

External linksEdit

  • Evening Clothes at IMDb
  • Synopsis at AllMovie
  • Foreign release poster of Evening Clothes
  • Stills at silenthollywood.com
  • Still at Louise Brooks Society