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Woman of Malacca (1937)

La dame de Malacca (original title)
Audrey marries a medical officer ,sails to Malaysia and meets a prince whose burden is too heavy for his shoulders .


Marc Allégret


Francis de Croisset (novel), Claude-André Puget (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Edwige Feuillère ... Audrey Greenwood
Pierre Richard-Willm ... Le prince Selim (as Pierre-Richard Willm)
Jacques Copeau Jacques Copeau ... Lord Brandmore
Jean Debucourt ... Sir Eric Temple (as Jean Debucourt Sociétaire de le Comédie Frçaise)
Jean Wall ... Le major Carter
Betty Daussmond Betty Daussmond ... Lady Muriel Lyndstone
Gabrielle Dorziat ... Lady Patricia Brandmore
William Aguet William Aguet ... Gérald
René Bergeron René Bergeron ... Le docteur (as Bergeron)
Magdeleine Bérubet Magdeleine Bérubet ... Mademoiselle Tramont (as Madeleine Berubet)
Marthe Mellot Marthe Mellot ... La sous-maîtresse de l'institut Tramont
Charlotte Clasis Charlotte Clasis ... Une amie d'Audrey
Robert Ozanne Robert Ozanne ... Un journaliste
René Fleur René Fleur ... Un journaliste
Colette Proust Colette Proust ... Une dame anglaise


Audrey finds a job of music teacher in a chic school ,run by horrible spinsters where her Mona Lisa smile does not win her colleagues' esteem;a M.O.about to leave for the broader horizons of Malaysia proposes marriage to her;she hesitates ,but her smoking not allowed in the posh school is the straw that breaks the camel's back:soon she is sailing on a luxury liner with a new husband . Audrey has not been on the ship all of five minutes that she meets a prince of Malaysia ,Selim,and it's (almost) love at first sight. In Malaysia,where English "collaborate" with natives ,Audrey ,who threatens to become another exotic Madame Bovary writes an article,much to the macho hubby's displeasure :" you can write about fashion or cooking ,but don't you ever dabble in politics!" Prince Selim confided to her that "although he is a powerful noble,he 's been an outcast all of his life ;when he studied in England,the racist students kept him in the background ,and now he is a solitary man whose burden ... Written by dbdumonteil

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

1 October 1937 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dama de Malaca See more »

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Production Co:

Régina See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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