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Henri-Georges Clouzot (adaptation)
Paul Madeux (writer)
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Release Date:
5 September 1945 (USA) See more »
Prince Sacha studies in Paris and cares more for Marianne than about Silistrie, the country his family was exiled from... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Elvire Popesco ... La reine de Silistrie

Louis Jouvet ... René Cercleux
André Alerme ... Chautard (as Alerme)
Fernand Charpin ... Honorat (as Charpin)

Josette Day ... Marianne Honorat
Robert Lynen ... Le prince Sacha
Mireille Perrey ... Gisèle Beryl

Geymond Vital ... Le génral Braoulitch
Jean Témerson ... Hector, le valet de chambre
Sylvain Itkine ... Le professeur Mehara
Marcel Barencey ... Le général destitué (as Barencey)
Paul Escoffier
Jean Daurand ... Le camarade de Marianne
Georges Douking ... Pausanias
Pierre Ferval ... Le maître d'hôtel du Ritz
Albert Broquin ... Le boucher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanne de Carol ... Une dame de la cour (uncredited)
Hugues de Bagratide ... Un dignitaire de Silistrie (uncredited)
Marguerite de Morlaye ... Une dame de la cour (uncredited)
Alexandre Mihalesco ... Selim (uncredited)
Robert Ralphy ... Un dignitaire de Silistrie (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Esway 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Henri-Georges Clouzot  adaptation
Maurice Donnay  play
Paul Madeux  writer
Carlo Rim  dialogue
Carlo Rim  screenplay

Produced by
Raymond Borderie .... producer
Original Music by
Manuel Rosenthal 
Cinematography by
Léonce-Henri Burel 
Film Editing by
André Versein 
Art Direction by
Jean Bijon 
Production Management
Paul Bentata .... production manager
Jean Bérard .... production manager
Paul Madeux .... production manager
Robert Prévot .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Françoise Giroud .... first assistant director (as France Gourdji)
Jean Levi .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Émile Lagarde .... sound
Paul Plançon .... sound
Special Effects by
Nicolas Wilcké .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Hubert .... assistant camera
Henri Tiquet .... camera operator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Éducation de prince" - France (original title)
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90 min | USA:72 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)
Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1939)

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French visa # 6689.See more »
Marianne Honorat:Do you really believe I will be a... proper Queen?
Le prince Sacha:What are your capabilities?
Marianne Honorat:I can knit pullovers, do good home cooking and solve cubic equations.
Le prince Sacha:That's more than enough!
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Movie Connections:
Remake of Education of a Prince (1927)See more »


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Jolke, 28 May 2008
Author: dbdumonteil the Silistrian word for "no retreat no surrender" .Sillistrie is an imaginary country located in Central Europa (probably because Elvire Popesco who plays the queen was Rumanian ).

It will be very hard to support a film which got a very poor rating .But I will try.

"EDucation de Prince" is a witty funny little comedy .The cast and credits are impressive :Carlo Rim,HG Clouzot are among the writers,and the actors include Louis Jouvet,Popesco,Robert Lynen (Duvivier's "Poil de Carotte" ) ,Josette Day (Cocteau's female lead in "la Belle et la Bête" ),Charpin,all excellent.The lines are sometimes full of humor,with more subjunctive imperfects than in any other movie I know.

Sillistrie is a country where coups d'Etat are frequent.Sillistrie would not be that much important a country if they had not oil there.(fortunately ,we have not such problems with oil nowadays).A French financier who has business in this foreign country (such a situation would be unthinkable today) wants this chocolate box land to gain political stability:so why not take back the ancient royal family of the country -the queen mother and the prince- to their old country?

The prince is a naughty student who gets mixed in politics -that is to say in "riots" with his buddies - He has got everything to learn to be a king,from the language (the first three minutes are in Sillistrian,which must have puzzled the audience at the time) to the etiquette.

Alas the prince is in love with Marianne (what a name!It's the symbol of republic in France!) .And she prefers the simple joys of life and enjoys a stroll in the country.

Dig the last lines:

-Do you think I'll be a good queen?

-What can you do?

- I can knit sweaters, I know good plain cooking,and I can solve a quadratic equation

-It's more than we need!

NB:Alexandre Esway,who directed this movie ,co-directed "Mauvaise Graine",the very first movie by Billy Wilder!

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