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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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Guitry is once again the center of attention See more (6 total) »


  (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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Guitry is once again the center of attention, 8 August 2013
Author: Jerry

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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