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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sacha Guitry ...
Gaby Morlay ...
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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I guess I am the dissenting reviewer here...
19 June 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Quadrille" is a film written, directed and starring Sascha Guitry. And, like the few films of his I have seen before, it's a comedy about sex and the upper class. Guitry plays a man who has lived with a woman for six years. Finally, he's getting around to the notion of asking her to marry him. Unfortunately, his timing is terrible as his beloved just met an international movie star--and this star is intent on bedding her. What is Sascha to do?

While the general plot idea wasn't bad, the execution left a lot to be desired. So, although the acting was good, the film was bogged down because almost nothing happened...other than the characters talking and talking and talking. In fact, compared to other films, this one had very few scenes--just very long and dull ones where the folks talked and talked about love and sex but didn't do much of anything. I found it to be a well-acted but very dull affair indeed--and perhaps my vote of 5 is being charitable. I noticed that the other reviews were much more positive and so I am definitely the odd man out here.


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