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Sacha Guitry (writer)
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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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Remade as Quadrille (1997)See more »


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I guess I am the dissenting reviewer here..., 19 June 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"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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