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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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Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
14 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've never seen a Brando film before. I've never seen a Napoleon film before. But after studying Napoleon in World history class and seeing Desiree, I've come to the conclusion the Brando must be a descendant of Napoleon or something. He IS Napoleon. I wasn't that interested when my grandmother suggested it, but I don't take things at face value. I check it out. True it's not incredibly accurate, historically speaking, though a lot of it is true and someone certainly did their research. If I recall my history class correctly someone once called Napoleon "The greatest Godless man alive." or something like that. But Brando IS Napoleon. No Question.


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