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Director:
Writers:
Rachel Field (by)
Casey Robinson (screen play)
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Release Date:
13 July 1940 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
The Murder that Helped Topple a Monarchy See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Davis ... Henriette Deluzy-Desportes

Charles Boyer ... Duc de Praslin
Jeffrey Lynn ... Henry Martyn Field

Barbara O'Neil ... Duchesse de Praslin

Virginia Weidler ... Louise
Helen Westley ... Madame LeMaire
Walter Hampden ... Pasquier

Henry Daniell ... Broussais

Harry Davenport ... Pierre
George Coulouris ... Charpentier
Montagu Love ... Marechal Sebastiani
Janet Beecher ... Miss Haines

June Lockhart ... Isabelle
Ann E. Todd ... Berthe (as Ann Todd)
Richard Nichols ... Reynald
Fritz Leiber ... Abbe Gallard
Ian Keith ... DeLangle
Sibyl Harris ... Mlle. Maillard
Edward Fielding ... Dr. Louis

Mary Anderson ... Rebecca Jay
Ann Gillis ... Emily Schuyler

Peggy Stewart ... Helen Lexington
Victor Kilian ... Gendarme
Madge Crane ... Madame Gauthier (as Mrs. Gardner Crane)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Egon Brecher ... Doctor (uncredited)
Doris Bren ... Agnes Brevoort (uncredited)
Carmen Bretta ... Maxine - Frances' Maid (uncredited)
Virginia Brissac ... Nun (uncredited)
Georgia Caine ... Lady at the Theatre (uncredited)
Glen Cavender ... Jean (uncredited)
Cora Sue Collins ... Louise de Rham (uncredited)
Claire Du Brey ... Nun (uncredited)
Gloria Fisher ... Kate Delancey (uncredited)
Mary Forbes ... Lady at the Theatre (uncredited)
Brenda Fowler ... Nun (uncredited)
Betty Jane Graham ... Clara Parker (uncredited)
Betty Jean Hainey ... Elizabeth Ward (uncredited)
Creighton Hale ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Captain (uncredited)
Anne Howard ... Isabelle Loullard (uncredited)

Marilyn Knowlden ... Marianna Van Horn (uncredited)
Vera Lewis ... Queen Amélia of France (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Member of the Court (uncredited)
Natalie Moorhead ... Lady at the Theatre (uncredited)
Susanne Ransom ... Dora Vanderbilt (uncredited)

Frank Reicher ... Police Official (uncredited)
Christian Rub ... Loti (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ... Opera Spectator in King's Group (uncredited)
Jeanne Wells ... Mary Simpson (uncredited)
Lottie Williams ... Servant (uncredited)

Directed by
Anatole Litvak 
 
Writing credits
Rachel Field (by)

Casey Robinson (screen play)

Produced by
David Lewis .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer
Anatole Litvak .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Haller (director of photography) (as Ernie Haller)
 
Film Editing by
Warren Low (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Carl Jules Weyl 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jack L. Warner .... in charge of production
Al Alleborn .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irving Rapper .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sherry Shourds .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Byron Haskin .... special effects
Rex Wimpy .... special effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Don Siegel .... montage (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestral arrangements
 
Other crew
Bernard DeRoux .... technical advisor (as Bernard Deroux)
Irving Rapper .... dialogue director
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture) (An Anatole Litvak Production)
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141 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
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Bette Davis remarked of her director that "Litvak had it all on paper; he planned every move. There is not the spontaneity or flexibility". She found him very heavy-handed and inflexible in his direction which may partly explain her own performance which does not rank with her best.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The Duchess of Praslin is seen licking envelopes in which she has placed letters to her husband, the Duc de Praslin. This film is set in the 1840s; gummed envelopes would not be invented for another 100 years. Correspondence in the 1840s would not be placed in a #10 business envelope anyway as seen in the film. The letters would be be placed in another sheet of paper and then sealed over with a wax seal or simply folded over and sealed with a wax seal, sometimes a ribbon set in the wax as well.See more »
Quotes:
Duc de Praslin:Why are you smiling? May I share whatever pleases you so?
Henriette Deluzy-Desportes:You will think I am very silly I'm afraid, but standing here like this with the snow falling reminds of something I used to know. Do you remember a little round glass globe that...
Duc de Praslin:Oh yes, I know, with a snow scene inside. We had a paper weight on a desk at home like that. You shook it and the snow whirled around out from nowhere in a blinding storm.
Henriette Deluzy-Desportes:Yes, that's exactly what I mean.
Duc de Praslin:And if you looked closely enough the whole world seemed to be obliberated and shut out.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Desperation (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Loti's SongSee more »

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42 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
The Murder that Helped Topple a Monarchy, 8 April 2004
Author: theowinthrop from United States

This excellent period drama is based on a popular novel of 1939 by Rachel Field. It told a version of the story of the murder, in Paris in 1847, of Fanny Sebastiani Choiseul-Praslin, Duchesse and wife of Theobald, Duc de Choiseul-Praslin. Fanny was the daughter of Marachal Horace Sebastiani, one of the leading political and social figures in the July Monarchy or Orleans Monarchy of France, under King Louis Phillippe (1830 - 1848). This was a middle-class supported monarchy, and was far more liberal than it's predecessor monarchy under King Louis's cousins the Bourbons. But by 1847 it had grown corrupt, and it was suffering a series a serious scandals. The murder of Duchesse Fanny by her husband was the last real blow. Supposedly the marriage had collapsed due to the growing relationship between Theobald and the children's governess, Mlle. Helene Deluzy-Desportes. The actual relationship between the governess and the Duc remains questioned, although most believe she was his lover. Rachel Field, a descendant of Fanny and her later husband, Rev. Martyn Field, presented the governess as the victim of circumstances (working in a household that was falling apart). Finally, whatever the cause, Theobald beat Fanny to death, and tried to make it look like a burglar did it. Instead the Surete was not fooled, and Theobald was arrested. But while under arrest he took poison, and he died denying his guilt and denying the involvement of the governess. Fanny came to America, where she taught school and married into the Field family (her brother-in-law Cyrus was a financier who laid the Atlantic Cable, and her brother-in-law Stephen was an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court). As for the French, they blamed the government for allowing the Duc to escape justice, and within a year the July Monarchy was overthrown. Marachel Sebastiani (Montague Love in the film) died prematurely in 1851 - the last victim of the crime.

The film, except for the pro-Deluzy-Desportes slant, is excellent with a fine, restrained performance by Davis, an intense one by Boyer (who finally explodes in one scene where he shows his thorough hatred for his wife), and a marvelous performance by Barbara O'Neill as Fanny. I would thoroughly recommend this one for movie fans - a fine example of the best of Warner's historical films.

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