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Madame Sans-Gêne (1941)

The ordeals of a crude washerwoman in the chic court of Napoleon the First;La Maréchale Lefèvre ,a former launderer who followed the emperor in many of his campaigns is the laughing stock ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Richebé

Writers:

Jean Aurenche (adaptation), Pierre Lestringuez (additional dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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The ordeals of a crude washerwoman in the chic court of Napoleon the First.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arletty ... Catherine Hubscher
Aimé Clariond ... Le chef de la police Fouché
Maurice Escande ... Le comte de Neipperg
Henri Nassiet Henri Nassiet ... Le maréchal Lefebvre
Jeanne Reinhardt Jeanne Reinhardt ... Le reine Caroline
Madeleine Sylvain Madeleine Sylvain ... La princesse Élisa
Albert Dieudonné ... Napoléon 1er
Geneviève Auger Geneviève Auger ... L'impératrice Marie-Louise
Mona Dol Mona Dol ... Madame de Bülow
Ror Volmar Ror Volmar ... La chanteuse
André Carnège André Carnège ... Savary
Paul Amiot Paul Amiot ... Maximilen de Robespierre
Robert Vattier ... Jasmin
Alain Cuny ... Roustan
Léon Walther Léon Walther ... Despréaux
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The ordeals of a crude washerwoman in the chic court of Napoleon the First;La Maréchale Lefèvre ,a former launderer who followed the emperor in many of his campaigns is the laughing stock of the court .Although she takes lessons in deportment ,she 's not able to learn good manners and the posh new aristocrats snub her and call her names .When the emperor, his wife Marie-Louise and Neipperg are involved in an intrigue,she saves the situation. Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 October 1941 (France) See more »

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Films Roger Richebé See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Version of Madame Sans-Gêne (1945) See more »

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Song Written by Frédéric M. Teze and H. Rawson
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One woman show
25 October 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Adapted from a very famous play,"Madame Sans -Gêne" is Arletty's one woman show ;the part was tailor-made for her and I insist that this movie should be watched in French with subtitles ,because if dubbed in English or another language,it loses 90% of its appeal:such was Arletty's talent,one of the greatest actresses France had ever had.

The play deals with the ordeals of a crude washerwoman in the chic court of Napoleon the First;historical background is vague and thin but never mind.It's Arletty who matters.As for Roger Richebé ,he was not the mediocre director whom most of the critics despise.


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