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Désirée (1954)

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The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France.

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Julie, Désirée's sister
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Paulette Bonaparte
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Mme. Bonaparte
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Marie
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Mme. Clary, Désirée's mother
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In Marseilles, France in 1794, Desiree Clary, a young millinery clerk, becomes infatuated with Napoleon Bonaparte, but winds up wedding Genaral Jean-Baptiste Berandotte, an aid to Napoleon who later joins the forces that bring about the Emperor's downfall. Josephine Beauharnais, a worldly courtesan marries Napoleon and becomes Empress of France, but is then cast aside by her spouse when she proves unable to produce an heir to the throne. Written by alfiehitchie

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Montgomery Clift turned down the part of Napoleon. See more »

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Queen Hedwig: [after Desiree dozes off during a boring concert] I will tell you, my dear daughter, how a Crown Princess of Sweden does not behave. A Crown Princess does *not* fall asleep in public. At court functions, she remains awake and converses, graciously.
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Charming, enjoyable, gorgeous costumes, beautiful actors
3 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie for the first time as a girl of 12 yrs. I loved it then and I love it now. I love the spunk of the character, Desiree Clary, so innocent, youthful, and fearless. The costumes were gorgeous. The story line has been described as sappy by some, but it provided a human, romantic overview of the era and of Napoleon, I enjoyed the movie and the actors and that's all that matters. Marlon Brando and Michael Rennie just added to the enjoyment. I vowed at the time that I first saw the movie, should I have a daughter I'd name her Desiree and I was blessed with a beautiful dark haired baby girl and her name is "Desiree". She just turned 22.


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