Catherine, an out-spoken Parisian laundress follows Napoleon's army to the battlefront to be near her Sergeant Lefevre. The couple perform a deed of heroism which abets Napoleon's victory, ... See full summary »
Marcel works as assistant to a jeweller whose bossy daughter Renée keeps hitting on him. When he meets lovely Loulou and her lazy friend Jo, he is fascinated by the girl and somehow ... See full summary »
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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