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Sacha Guitry (writer)
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Release Date:
1939 (USA) See more »
The battle of the sexes as drawing room social satire. Philippe, a middle-aged newspaper editor, has lived for six years with Paulette... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Sacha Guitry ... Philippe de Morannes

Gaby Morlay ... Paulette Nanteuil
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
Marguerite Templey ... Madame de Germond
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adolphe Borchard ... Lui-même dans le générique
Robert Lefebvre ... Lui-même dans le générique

Directed by
Sacha Guitry 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sacha Guitry  writer

Produced by
Emile Natan .... producer
Joseph Spigler .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Adolphe Borchard 
Cinematography by
Robert Lefebvre  (as Robert Le Febvre)
Film Editing by
Myriam Borsoutsky  (as Myriam)
Production Design by
Jean Perrier 
Production Management
Julien Rivière .... unit manager (as J. Rivière)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeanne Étiévant .... assistant director
Sound Department
Antoine Archimbaud .... sound (as Archimbaud)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Bauer .... camera operator
Léon Bellet .... assistant camera (as Bellet)
Jean Brévignon .... assistant camera (as Brévignon)
Roger Kahan .... still photographer
Music Department
Ray Ventura Orchestra .... orchestrator (as Ray Ventura et ses Collégiens)
Ray Ventura Orchestra .... original songs performed by (as Ray Ventura et ses Collégiens)
Other crew
Guy Lacourt .... administrator

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Additional Details

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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone)

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Change partners!, 13 July 2008
Author: dbdumonteil

"Quadrille" was remade by Valerie Mercier in 1997,with some success.Although I like Sacha Guitry's works very much,"Quadrille" is not in my top ten of his works.I'd rather have his historical extravaganzas or "Ils Etaient Neuf Celibataires " or "La Vie D'un Honnête Homme" ,probably his neglected masterpiece ,any day.

More than other Guitry efforts , it's mostly stage filmed production.It's very talky,particularly this interminable scene between the author and Gaby Morlay which occupies the center of the movie .Guitry has some good lines (I dig the one when the says to the American actor "you're not used to thinking" ) ,but not much ,compared to "Les Perles De La Couronne" in which almost all the lines are pure gold .There are only four characters (unless Pauline Carton ,cast as usual as the chamber maid ,counts : she is the only one to see the American male star completely naked!): the old beau (Guitry) his mistress ,a journalist and an American buck .Hence the title .

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