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The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  30 October 1969 (UK)
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Nice, eccentric, idealistic and slightly mad Countess Aurelia, who believes that the good must prevail over evil, decides to stand up to corrupt powerful leaders of Paris in her own way, which grabs everyones attention.

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The General
Oskar Homolka ...
The Commissar
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The Chairman
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Roderick
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Josephine
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The Prospector
Joellina Smadja ...
Prospector's girlfriend
Henri Virlojeux ...
The Peddler
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Gordon Heath ...
The Folk Singer
Nanette Newman ...
Irma
George Hilsdon ...
Waiter
Henri Cogan ...
Waiter
Gerald Sim ...
Julius
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Life is a Sunday in the park for Aurelia, a dotty Parisian countess. But sooner or later, Aurelia had to find out about the so-called sane world. Join her in a whimsical look at a topsy-turvy world...and at a handful of kooks crazy enough to care. Written by Anonymous

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With the world getting ready to blow itself up, look who's minding the store.

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Comedy | Drama

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30 October 1969 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La loca de Chaillot  »

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Trivia

The Place de Chaillot set, still standing at Studio la Victorine, was reused by François Truffaut as the set on which "Meet Pamela", the film-within-a-film in Day for Night (1973), was being shot. See more »

Quotes

The Ragpicker: People are not the same, Countess. People are different. No one is involved with anyone anymore. There - there's been an invasion, an infiltration. The world isn't beautiful any longer. The world is not happy.
Countess Aurelia: Is this true? The world is not beautiful? The world is not happy? Why wasn't I told?
The Ragpicker: Because you've been dreaming a long time, Countess. And no - nobody wanted to disturb you.
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Full of surprises
22 April 2005 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

A fable of human and societal archetypes spanning the generations. But what wonderful surprises from Danny Kaye as the Ragpicker. His soliloquies during the trial demolish all the stereotypes of what he was capable of as an actor. Those moments, alone, are worth the fare. Kathryn Hepburn puts in a typically professional performance in a role she enjoyed. Donald Pleasance is marvelously malevolent as the Prospector. Yul Brynner is terrific in an atypical role - probably his best since "Invitation to a Gunfighter". If the story suffers from anything, it is overreach - too many characters of outlooks that are too similar wasted on name actors. John Gavin puts in a strange performance that could have been better filled by dozens of other actors.


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