Fun Size Review: Her Sister from Paris (1925)

Constance Talmadge and Ronald Colman star as an unhappily married couple on the verge of a breakup. What he doesn’t know, though, is that his mousy wife has a sexy identical twin.

I know a lot of people love this one but I thought it was perfectly stupid with its sexist sitcom plot and Talmadge’s ridiculous and annoying mugging. The plot didn’t work in the silent era, it didn’t work when they tried it with Greta Garbo and it’s never going to work. Stick a fork in it, it’s done. (Sorry, Constance Talmadge fans, I do not get the appeal. At all.)


How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Colman thinks he’s having an affair with his sister-in-law but it’s really his wife. I fail to see how this can save their marriage but it does.

If it were a dessert it would be: A box of “European” chocolates from the dollar store. Cheap and not a lot of fun.

Read my full-length review here. I also cover the Greta Garbo remake, heaven help me.

Availability: Released on DVD as a double feature with another Talmadge/Colman film, Her Night of Romance.


  1. Birgit

    So…wait….I forgive my husband because, even though he thinks he’s having an affair with my sister, it’s really just me? We just laugh about it later while I serve him his drink and bring him his pipe and slippers? Can I not have one smack across his face?? I would love to see this but geeez!!

    1. Fritzi Kramer

      Yeah, the scheme has several issues. “I’ll prove you’re unfaithful and save our marriage by posing as my own twin” is never going to be winning marital advice. 😉

  2. Keith Selby

    I have seen this film and was stricken by how the application of a false mole can totally change a person!!

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