La dame de Malacca (1937)

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), Jan Lustig (screenplay) (as H.G. Lustig) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edwige Feuillère ... Audrey Greenwood
Pierre Richard-Willm ... Le prince Selim
Betty Daussmond Betty Daussmond ... Lady Lyndstone
Jacques Copeau Jacques Copeau ... Lord Brandmore
Gabrielle Dorziat ... Lady Brandmore
Jean Debucourt ... Sir Eric Temple
Jean Wall ... Le major Carter
Liliane Lesaffre Liliane Lesaffre ... Lady Johnson
Ky Duyen Ky Duyen ... Le japonais
Foun-Sen Foun-Sen ... La servante
William Aguet William Aguet ... Gerald
Alexandre Mihalesco Alexandre Mihalesco ... Sirdae Raman
René Bergeron René Bergeron ... Le Docteur
Magdeleine Bérubet Magdeleine Bérubet ... Mademoiselle Tramont
Charlotte Clasis Charlotte Clasis ... Une amie d'Audrey


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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based on novel | See All (1) »


Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

1 October 1937 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dama de Malaca See more »

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Régina See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 1986, part of the damaged soundtrack of the surviving material on this film was restored, by having actress Edwige Feuillere,who was still alive,return to redo dialogue. See more »


Alternate-language version of Andere Welt (1937) See more »

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