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The ordeals of a crude washerwoman in the chic court of Napoleon the First;La Maréchale Lefèvre ,a former launderer who followed the emperor in many of his campaigns is the laughing stock of the court .Although she takes lessons in deportment ,she 's not able to learn good manners and the posh new aristocrats snub her and call her names .When the emperor, his wife Marie-Louise and Neipperg are involved in an intrigue,she saves the situation. Written by dbdumonteil

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Song Written by Frédéric M. Teze and H. Rawson
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One woman show
25 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Adapted from a very famous play,"Madame Sans -Gêne" is Arletty's one woman show ;the part was tailor-made for her and I insist that this movie should be watched in French with subtitles ,because if dubbed in English or another language,it loses 90% of its appeal:such was Arletty's talent,one of the greatest actresses France had ever had.

The play deals with the ordeals of a crude washerwoman in the chic court of Napoleon the First;historical background is vague and thin but never mind.It's Arletty who matters.As for Roger Richebé ,he was not the mediocre director whom most of the critics despise.


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