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Le secret du Chevalier d'Éon (1959)

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Burgundy 1728. Old count Antoine d'Eon is overjoyed. His daughter-in-law has finally given birth to a boy and he will at long last be able to transmit his inheritance to his son Pascal. At ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrée Debar ...
Geneviève de Beaumont / Charles - Chevalier d'Éon
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La tzarine Elisabeth Petrovna
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Bernard Turquet de Mayenne (as Gabriel Ferzetti)
Bernard Blier ...
Le baron d'Exter
Jean Desailly ...
Simone Valère ...
René Lefèvre ...
Le comte Antoine d'Éon
Jacques Castelot ...
Le marquis de l'Hospital
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Pascal d'Éon de Beaumont (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Dany Robin ...
La comtesse de Monval
Maryse Martin ...
Georgette
Gisèle Grandpré ...
Blanche d'Eon de Beaumont - la nièce du comte d'Eon
Hélène Tossy
Marcel Lupovici
Olivier Mathot
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Burgundy 1728. Old count Antoine d'Eon is overjoyed. His daughter-in-law has finally given birth to a boy and he will at long last be able to transmit his inheritance to his son Pascal. At least this is what he thinks, for Pascal has concealed from his father the fact that his son was ... a daughter, his eighth daughter! Well, enough is enough and Geneviève has no other choice but become a boy first, then a soldier and even the special envoy of Louis XV, King of France, to Catherine II, the Czarina of Russia. Written by Guy Bellinger

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24 September 1959 (Italy)  »

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Suffragette Jacqueline Audry
13 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Jacqueline Audry was a female director at a time when only a few of them -Ida Lupino in the USA-dared tread on this male territory.And her movies -when one can see them - are really delightful.

This one takes liberties with history:the chevalier d' Eon was actually a man who used to dress up as a woman.Audry 's character is a woman,which is a courageous move:feminism and woman's lib before their time are here ,in spite of the conventional ending.Besides ,the screenplay predates Victor/Victoria by more than 30 years.Andrée Debar was a very strange actress,she's here more attractive when dressed up as a man than when she contents herself to be feminine.Her career was short-lived ,spanning about ten years,and it's her last movie.

A lot of humor ,of misunderstandings ,a lot of historical characters who are given a Sacha Guitry treatment,an ironical voice over, a lot of good humor.Louis XV,Madame de Pompadour (Jean Desailly and Simone Valere,husband and wife in life)and the tsarina of Russia ,all this live in a chocolate-box landscape.

The chevalier d'Eon briefly appears in Sacha Guitry's "si Versailles m'était conté" as well.Briefly but the sequence is a lot of fun.


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