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3 December 1937 (France) See more »
Shavian social satire. Odette is an actress who's now the mistress of a government minister. Her household of cook... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Sacha Guitry ... Désiré Tronchais, valet de chambre
Jacqueline Delubac ... Odette Cléry
Jacques Baumer ... Felix Montignac
Saturnin Fabre ... Adrien Corniche
Alys Delonce ... Henriette Corniche, femme d'Adrien

Arletty ... Madeleine Crapicheau, la femme de chambre
Pauline Carton ... Adèle Vazavoir, la cuisinière
Geneviève Vix ... La comtesse

Directed by
Sacha Guitry 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sacha Guitry  play

Produced by
Serge Sandberg .... producer
Original Music by
Adolphe Borchard 
Cinematography by
Jean Bachelet 
Film Editing by
Myriam Borsoutsky  (as Myriam)
Production Design by
Jean Perrier 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilles Grangier .... assistant director
Guy Lacourt .... assistant director
Sound Department
Norbert Gernolle .... sound
Other crew
Jeanne Étiévant .... script girl

Production Companies
  • Cinéas (as Une Production Serge Sandberg)
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France:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric)

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Remade as Désiré (1996)See more »


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Sacha Guitry writes himself another juicy role, 8 August 2013
Author: Jerry

Sacha Guitry writes himself another juicy role, this time as a butler that all of the women in the house find irresistible. He is hired by the beautiful Jacqueline Delubac, or rather talks himself into being hired, after a questionable reference from his former employer who implicated him in a love affair (of course!). He has to promise to keep his hands off her, but is overheard speaking her name in the night while having "erotic dreams". This leads to many problems, especially when she starts having the same dreams. He finally professes his love for her in a long-winded speech and promptly quits. There is one funny scene, mostly unrelated to the rest of the film, with an old deaf woman at dinner, but otherwise this is just another insufferable vanity piece for Guitry.

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