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Quadrille (1938)

 |  Comedy, Romance  |  1939 (USA)
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The battle of the sexes as drawing room social satire. Philippe, a middle-aged newspaper editor, has lived for six years with Paulette, a successful stage actress. He tells her friend ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sacha Guitry ...
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Jacqueline Delubac ...
Claudine André
Georges Grey ...
Carl Erickson (as George Grey)
Pauline Carton ...
La femme de chambre de l'hôtel
Jacques Vitry ...
Le docteur
Louis Baldy ...
Durmel
Julien Rivière ...
Le maître d'hôtel
Louis Vonelly ...
Le chef de réception
Paul Alex ...
Le concierge
Marc Hélin ...
Un chasseur
Pierre Huchet ...
Un valet de chambre
Georges Lemaire ...
Le régisseur
Marie-Claire Pissaro ...
Une femme de chambre
Clary Monthal ...
Une habilleuse
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The battle of the sexes as drawing room social satire. Philippe, a middle-aged newspaper editor, has lived for six years with Paulette, a successful stage actress. He tells her friend Claudine, a realistic and enterprising reporter, that he's thinking of proposing. Into the mix steps Carl Erickson, a charming Hollywood matinée idol in Paris briefly. He meets Paulette, sees her act (his box seat compliments of Philippe), and sets out to seduce her. The next two days bring talk, tears, separation, despair, surprises, and, perhaps, reconciliation as characters speak "exactly half the truth." It's a quadrille of changing partners. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Guitry is once again the center of attention
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Guitry is once again the center of attention of all the young, beautiful ladies of Paris. A visiting American matinée idol seduces his girlfriend, causing him to consider leaving her. After an attempted suicide, her best friend suggests that they get married instead. He agrees, but only if she becomes his lover on the wedding day. Guitry's double standard is appalling to watch: he berates his girlfriend for her affair, barely keeping himself from hitting her, all the while plotting his next conquest. As with all of Guitry's films, it's dialog driven and tedious to sit through, only the presence of Jacqueline Delubac makes it bearable, but when you realize she is Guitry's wife in real life, even that loses its appeal.


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