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Desire (1954)
"Désirée" (original title)

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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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Desiree Clary: [shouting over an icy wind as they dock in Stockholm] I hope we get indoors soon, Jean-Baptiste! I've worn all my warmest underthings and I'm still freezing!
[Her husband raises his eyebrows, a bit shocked but obviously amused]
Desiree Clary: Don't worry, no one's going to pull up my skirts and look!
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one of the best movies that i have ever seen....
26 October 2002 | by (baghdad) – See all my reviews

i saw this film when i was a young boy at the age of 15 it captured a wide area in my mind that i dreamt to see it again and after about 3 years i got the film from a friend and watched it for several times,and since then it was always on my mind for the last ten years...actually the most attractive thing in this movie is the character of Desirée which was a beautiful innocent female that we miss in our days...also the character of bernadotte was very positive and attractive simulating the men of old ages...and finally marlon brando gave the charactor of n.bonaparte its spirit..............


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