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Sacha Guitry (writer)
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Release Date:
1939 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Cast

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

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Remade as Quadrille (1997)See more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
One of the weaker Guitrys, 6 January 2009
Author: tentender from France

Guitry's films are often relegated to the category of "filmed theater." While this is an inaccurate categorization of his films as a whole, it does apply to this very talky picture. Not only is it based on a play, it is also very clumsily "opened up" with cutaway "meanwhile" inserts, brief exterior shots showing characters entering buildings, etc., which break up the theatrical continuity and add little, if anything. A rather long 91 minutes (the running time of the Gaumont DVD in the "Guitry Coffret d'or" boxed set -- though two Guitry books and IMDb list it as 109), despite the exceptionally appealing presence of young star Georges Gray -- a very handsome man, who is seen in a (non full-frontal) nude scene. He's very chipper and genial (if not exactly funny -- he doesn't really have any good lines). Guitry gives a typical Guitry performance. He himself said he was no actor, and, indeed, Guitry is always Guitry (as John Wayne is always John Wayne). Sometimes that's fine -- when he plays historical characters it seems to work well -- but here one could use something more. The women are all fine, the decors and costumes are lovely. And it's a bit of a bore.

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