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Au bonheur des dames (1930)

Denise, an orphaned girl, moves to Paris where she hopes to find work at her uncle's store. But the glamorous department store 'Aux Bonheur des Dames' across the street crunches all the little businesses around. She finds a position there.

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Denise Baudu
Ginette Maddie ...
Andrée Brabant ...
Mireille Barsac ...
Madame Aurélie (as Madame Barsac)
Nadia Sibirskaïa ...
Geneviève Baudu
Germaine Rouer ...
Simone Bourday
Cognet
Colette Dubois
Récopé
Yvonne Taponié
Marthe Barbara-Val ...
(as Barbara Val)
Marcelle Adam
Pierre de Guingand ...
Fabien Haziza ...
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Denise, an orphaned girl, moves to Paris where she hopes to find work at her uncle's store. But the glamorous department store 'Aux Bonheur des Dames' across the street crunches all the little businesses around. She finds a position there.

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(at around 37 mins) During the "demolition" montage, a bus passes in front of two men arguing and the camera tripod is reflected on the side of the bus. See more »

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All actresses in order of importance are listed before all the actors (also in order of importance) See more »

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5 August 2012 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

The final silent film from Duvivier (of Pepe le Moko fame) is an adaptation of an Emile Zola novel starring Dita Parlo (of L'Atalante and The Grand Illusion fame). I didn't even know Parlo made any other films! She's wonderful. She plays an orphan girl who shows up to Paris to live with and work for her uncle. Unfortunately, she finds him and his tailor shop destitute, failing under the encroaching department store across the street, Au bonheur des dames (translated as "Ladies' Paradise"). She's only too happy to get a job at the fabulous store, where she attracts the attention of several different men (and the jealousies of some of her female co-workers). Meanwhile, her family across the street is going to Hell. The visuals and direction are very good, as are the performances.


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