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A Polish countess becomes Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress at the urging of Polish leaders, who feel she could influence him to make Poland independent.

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Countess Marie Walewska
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Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
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Tallyrand
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Capt. d'Ornano
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Count Anastas Walewski
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Paul Lachinski (as Leif Erikson)
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Laetitia Bonaparte (as Dame May Whitty)
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Countess Pelagia Walewska
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Prince Poniatowski
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Stephan (Marie's servant)
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Dying soldier
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Grand Marshal George Duroc
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Akimoff ...
Singer (uncredited)
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Prince Mirska (uncredited)
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Count Potocka (uncredited)
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Alexandre Walewska (uncredited)
Arthur Belasco ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Princess Mirska (uncredited)
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Polish Servant (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
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Staff Officer (uncredited)
Horace G. Brown ...
Nobleman (uncredited)
Raymond Butler ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Cossack (uncredited)
Aileen Carlyle ...
Servant (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Albert Conti ...
Count Wallenstein (uncredited)
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Cossack (uncredited)
D'Arcy Corrigan ...
Priest (uncredited)
George Cowl ...
Count Augustus Walewska (uncredited)
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Prussian Servant (uncredited)
George Davis ...
Grenadier (uncredited)
Carlos De Valdez ...
Turkish Ambassador (uncredited)
Kay Deslys ...
Polish Servant (uncredited)
Dr. Farid ...
Persian Ambassador (uncredited)
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Maria Louisa (uncredited)
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Dump Soldier (uncredited)
Eddie Foster ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Christian J. Frank ...
French Officer (uncredited)
Rosina Galli ...
Bianca - Servant (uncredited)
Jack George ...
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
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Constant (uncredited)
Grace Goodall ...
Aristocrat at Ball (uncredited)
Robert Graves ...
Major Domo (uncredited)
Ben Hall ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Lejeune (uncredited)
Winifred Harris ...
Countess Augustus Walewska (uncredited)
Lew Harvey ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Tom Herbert ...
Servant (uncredited)
Ramsay Hill ...
Bertrand (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Palace Guard (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ...
Conspirator (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Roustan (uncredited)
Pasha Khan ...
Persian Interpreter (uncredited)
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Sen. Wybitcki (uncredited)
Adia Kuznetzoff ...
Cossack Lt. Vladek (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Cossack Captain (uncredited)
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Beppo (uncredited)
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Major Domo (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Polish Servant (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ...
French Officer (uncredited)
Francisco Marán ...
French Officer (uncredited)
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Cossack (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
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Countess Potocka (uncredited)
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Sergeant at Elba (uncredited)
Art Miles ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Sue Moore ...
Servant (uncredited)
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Polish Officer (uncredited)
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Jan Walewska (uncredited)
Paul Parry ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Servant (uncredited)
Norman Phillips Jr. ...
Polish Servant (uncredited)
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Frazzini (uncredited)
Lee Prather ...
Count Jeromanowski (uncredited)
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Anna - Servant (uncredited)
Harry Semels ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
George Sorel ...
Grenadier (uncredited)
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Aristocrat at Ball (uncredited)
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Cossack (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Cyril Thornton ...
Napoleon's Secretary (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ...
Dowager (uncredited)
Jacques Vanaire ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Staos (uncredited)
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Innkeeper (uncredited)
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Capt. Laroux (uncredited)
Frank Whitbeck ...
Trailer Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Eric Wilton ...
Cambronne (uncredited)
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Prince Metternich (uncredited)
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Sen. Malachowski (uncredited)

Directed by

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Clarence Brown
Gustav Machatý ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Waclaw Gasiorowski ... (novel "Pani Walewska")
 
Zoe Akins ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
S.N. Behrman ... ()
 
Samuel Hoffenstein ... ()
 
Talbot Jennings ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Helen Jerome ... (dramatization)
 
Salka Viertel ... ()
 
Carey Wilson ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Bernard H. Hyman ... producer

Music by

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Herbert Stothart

Cinematography by

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Karl Freund

Film Editing by

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Tom Held

Art Direction by

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Cedric Gibbons
William A. Horning

Costume Design by

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Adrian ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Jack Dawn ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording director

Stunts

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Ken Terrell ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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William Grimes ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Alex Akimoff ... instructor: Polish lyrics for chorus (uncredited)
Leo Arnaud ... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Bassman ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Murray Cutter ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Sergei Arabeloff ... dance double: Mr. Boyer (uncredited)
J.J. Cohn ... business manager (uncredited)
Wilma Roelof ... dance double: Miss Garbo (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

After a brief informal meeting two months earlier when they were impressed with each other, Countess Marie Walewska formally meets Napoleon Bonaparte at a ball in Warsaw. When Napoleon notes her husband is three times her age, and as he is taken with her charms, he unsuccessfully tries to seduce her. She ignores his frequent letters and flowers until a few grim Polish leaders led by Senator Malachowski urge her to give into his desires as a personal sacrifice in order to save Poland. She goes to him despite the humiliation of her husband, who leaves for Rome to annul their marriage. They are extremely happy for a while; Napoleon divorces childless Empress Josephine and Marie eventually becomes pregnant. She is about to tell Napoleon about her baby when he tells her he decided to marry Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria. He explains it will be a political marriage to insure his future son could rule securely with Hapsburg blood in him. It will not affect their relationship, he says, but Marie Walewska leaves to have her baby alone without telling Napoleon she is expecting his child. Written by Arthur Hausner

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Taglines The Love Story of Marie Walewska See more »
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Also Known As
  • Beloved (United States)
  • Maria Walewska (Ireland, English title)
  • Marie Walewska (United Kingdom)
  • Marie Walewska (France)
  • Maria Walewska (Germany)
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  • 113 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,732,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,411,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia This film lost more money for MGM than any other of its films during the period from 1920 to 1949. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Romance of Celluloid (1937). See more »
Soundtracks 1812 Overture See more »
Quotes Countess Pelagia Walewska: Who are you?
Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte: I am Napoleon!
Countess Pelagia Walewska: Napoleon? Napoleon who?
Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte: Hmm? Bonaparte!
Countess Pelagia Walewska: Napoleon Bonaparte? What kind of name is that? What nationality are you?
Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte: Corsican by birth. French by adoption. Emperor by achievement.
Countess Pelagia Walewska: So, you are an Emperor, are you? What are you Emperor of?
Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte: Emperor of France, madame.
Countess Pelagia Walewska: Hee, hee, hee. So you are Emperor of France. And my very good friend, His Majesty, King Louis Sixteenth abdicated in your honor, I suppose?
Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte: Well, he didn't know it at the time but in a sense he did, madame.
Countess Pelagia Walewska: This house is getting to be a lunatic asylum.
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