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Désirée (1954) Poster

(1954)

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Director Henry Koster was an amateur Naopleon scholar, something that Darryl F. Zanuck did not know when he assigned him to the picture.
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Although Marlon Brando didn't take his role seriously--despite every effort by director Henry Koster--"Desiree" outgrossed his other 1954 film, On the Waterfront (1954).
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Montgomery Clift turned down the part of Napoleon.
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Marlon Brando decided on doing this movie after having walked away from the lead role in "The Egyptian."
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Marlon Brando's nose is faked (make-up).
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Early in 1953, it was rumored that Audrey Hepburn would star opposite Marlon Brando as Desiree Clary in this film.
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According to writer Daniel Taradash, Noël Coward was originally slated to direct. Marlon Brando wasn't happy with his replacement, the far more pedestrian Henry Koster.
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Louis Jourdan was approached to play the French emperor.
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Merle Oberon accidentally spent too much time under a sunlamp and developed a burn on one side of her face. As a result some of her scenes had to be filmed only from one side until the other side had time to heal.
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Average Shot Length (ASL) = 15 seconds.
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20th Century-Fox was keen for Anatole Litvak to direct.
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Film debut of Richard Deacon.
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