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Madame Sans-Gêne (1925)

A French washerwoman becomes a duchess and a friend of Napoleon.


Léonce Perret


Forrest Halsey (scenario), Émile Moreau (play) | 1 more credit »


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Credited cast:
Gloria Swanson ... Catherine Hubscher
Émile Drain Émile Drain ... Napoléon
Charles de Rochefort ... Le Febvre (as Charles De Roche)
Madeleine Guitty ... La Rousotte
Warwick Ward ... Neipperg
Guy Favières Guy Favières ... Fouché
Renée Héribel ... Elisa
Suzanne Bianchetti ... L'Impératrice Marie-Louise
Denise Lorys Denise Lorys ... Madame de Bulow
Arlette Marchal ... Marie-Caroline, la Reine de Naples
André Marnay André Marnay ... Savary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alberti Alberti ... Kellermann
Alfred Argus Alfred Argus ... Mortier
Carlos Avril Carlos Avril ... Tatoueur
De Barthe De Barthe ... de Marsy


A French washerwoman becomes a duchess and a friend of Napoleon.

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A Romantic Story of Napoleon's Court See more »









Release Date:

17 April 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madame Sans Gêne See more »


Box Office


$700,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Most of the film was shot on location in France, due in no small part to Gloria Swanson's influence at the studio. She also helped to secure many of the filming locations (Chateau Fontainebleau, for example) herself. See more »

Alternate Versions

According to Léonce Perret's interview for Cinémagazine in November 2, 1925, the scenes between Neipperg (Warwick Ward) and 'Gloria Swanson' (q), and between him and Empress Marie Louise (Suzanne Bianchetti) were considered unimportant and excised in the American version, to the dismay of the star. See more »


Spoofed in Madame Sans Jane (1925) See more »

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