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Au bonheur des dames (1930)

Denise, an orphaned girl, moves to Paris where she hopes to find work at her uncle's store. But the glamorous department store 'Aux Bonheur des Dames' across the street crunches all the little businesses around. She finds a position there.

Director:

Julien Duvivier

Writers:

Noël Renard (adaptation), Émile Zola (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dita Parlo ... Denise Baudu
Ginette Maddie Ginette Maddie ... Clara
Andrée Brabant ... Pauline
Mireille Barsac Mireille Barsac ... Madame Aurélie (as Madame Barsac)
Nadia Sibirskaïa Nadia Sibirskaïa ... Geneviève Baudu
Germaine Rouer Germaine Rouer ... Madame Desforges
Simone Bourday Simone Bourday
Cognet Cognet
Colette Dubois Colette Dubois
Récopé Récopé
Yvonne Taponié Yvonne Taponié
Marthe Barbara-Val Marthe Barbara-Val ... (as Barbara Val)
Marcelle Adam Marcelle Adam
Pierre de Guingand ... Octave Mouret
Fabien Haziza Fabien Haziza ... Colomban
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Denise, an orphaned girl, moves to Paris where she hopes to find work at her uncle's store. But the glamorous department store 'Aux Bonheur des Dames' across the street crunches all the little businesses around. She finds a position there.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 July 1930 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A hölgyek öröme See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Le Film d'Art See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 37 mins) During the "demolition" montage, a bus passes in front of two men arguing and the camera tripod is reflected on the side of the bus. See more »

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All actresses in order of importance are listed before all the actors (also in order of importance) See more »

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Version of Zum Paradies der Damen (1922) See more »

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impressive
9 January 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

More than a film - or a good adaptation of Zola novel- it is a fascinating experience, escaping of definitions. sure, impressionism, close -up, editing, noble message, love story. and more than an old film. for its modernism. for its science to reflect the states in the most inspired manner. for the status of cinema lesson for each viewer. for the art to give to a mute film a force who remains fresh long time after its last scene. because it is a story about Paris and, in same measure, a story about values, more usefull today than in XIX century. and this does it a brilliant example of inspired cinema.or authentic art.


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