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Release Date:
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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fun comedy, 20 November 2011
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

A delightful French masters/servants farce not too far removed from The Rules of the Game, the most famous film of this genre. Sacha Guitry plays Jacqueline Delubac's new valet. Delubac isn't entirely sure that she's done the right thing by hiring him. He comes with a reputation for trying to seduce his mistresses. He swears it's all a misunderstanding, and her boyfriend, a minister of the government (Jacques Baumer), convinces her that it'll be all right. But just the suggestion of a possible servant/mistress sexual relationship starts to give both servant and mistress strong sexual dreams about each other, which makes neither of them happy. Worse yet, each are convinced that the other (as well as the other servants) can hear them talk in their dreams. This is quite an enjoyable film, very witty and well acted. It doesn't amount to a lot, and there are some dialogue scenes that go on for too long (it is an adaptation of one of Guitry's plays, but he directs it quite well so it isn't often static), but it's fun. Co-starring Arletty of Children of Heaven fame.

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