Lady Oscar ()

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The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.


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Oscar Françoise de Jarjayes
André Grandier
Christine Böhm ...
Marie Antoinette
Hans Axel von Fersen
Général de Jarjayes
Comte de Giraudet, Oscar's Fiancé
M. De Chantilly, the pistol duelist
Patrick Floersheim ...
Oscar's sword adversaire in tavern
Consuelo De Haviland ...
Oscar's pair at the Black Ball
Oscar as a child
Andrew Bagley ...
André as a child
Cadine Constan ...
Madame de Vallois / Launderess
Jeanne Vallois / Jeanne de la Motte
Rosalie Vallois
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Allan
Jean Boissery ...
Le soldat qui tend le pamphlet
Armelle Bonnot ...
La suivante de la Reine
François Brincourt
Terence Budd ...
Louis XVI
Michèle Cahier ...
Une couturière
Geoffrey Carey ...
Un invité du bal noir
La nourrice
Lyne Chardonnet ...
Une invitée du bal noir
Thérèse Crémieux
Rosemarie Dunham ...
Marquise de Boulainvilliers
Maximilien de Robespierre
Agnès Evein ...
La bergère au hameau du Trianon
Huguette Faget ...
Une dame de la cour
Corinne Fischer ...
Une couturière
Gregory Floy ...
Cardinal de Rohan
David Gabison ...
Steve Gadler ...
Un soldat insolent
Gary Granville
Un soldat insolent
Jeffrey Kime ...
L'importun au bal royal
Comtesse Gabrielle de Polignac
Caroline Loeb
Mike Marshall ...
Nicolas de la Motte
Claire Maubert
Jacques Maury ...
Le baron de Breteuil
Timothy Morand ...
Un ivrogne
Michael Osborne ...
Bernard Chatelet, Rosalie's Lover
Charles-Alexandre de Calonne
Olivier Pierre
Dane Porret ...
M. Léonard, le coiffeur (as Daniel Porret)
John Charles Sabain
James Schuman
Mme Bertin, the Queen's Dressmaker
John Tordoff
Denis Trindler
Dominique Varda ...
Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun
Monique Vermeer
Robin Whitecross ...
Une couturière
Sandy Whitelaw ...
Un invité au bal noir
M. de Bouillé, French Guard General
Un soldat insolent
Sylvia Zerbib ...
Une couturière
Street Kid (uncredited)

Directed by

Jacques Demy

Written by

Jacques Demy ... (screenplay and dialogue) and
Patricia Louisianna Knop ... (screenplay and dialogue)
Jacques Demy ... (adaptation) and
Patricia Louisianna Knop ... (adaptation)
Riyoko Ikeda ... (manga: Versailles no bara/La Rose de Versailles)

Produced by

Kazuo Munakata ... assistant producer
Yoshiko Shibata ... associate producer
Yoriko Shinozaki ... associate producer
Agnès Varda ... executive producer: Cine Tamariz
Mataichirô Yamamoto ... producer

Music by

Michel Legrand

Cinematography by

Jean Penzer

Film Editing by

Paul Davies

Editorial Department

Marie-Josée Audiard ... assistant editor (as Marie-José Chauvel)
Sheherazade Saadi ... assistant editor

Casting By

Anita Benoist
Rose Tobias Shaw

Production Design by

Bernard Evein

Art Direction by

Bernard Evein

Costume Design by

Jacqueline Moreau

Makeup Department

Alex Archambault ... hair stylist
Patrick Archambault ... hair stylist
Alexandre Marcus ... makeup artist
Éliane Marcus ... makeup artist (as Eliane Marcus)
Masayochi Ohtake ... makeup artist

Production Management

Alain Coiffier ... production manager
Dominique Lasson ... unit production manager
Catherine Mazières ... unit production manager
Jean Pieuchot ... unit production manager
Daniel Scotto ... unit production manager
Dominique Vignet ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Alain Bonnot ... assistant director

Art Department

Gabriel Béchir ... set dresser
Georges Glon ... assistant art director
Gérard James ... set dresser
André Pierdel ... props

Sound Department

Gaston Abougit ... sound recordist
Alan Bell ... sound editor
Paul Bertault ... dubbing engineer (as Paul Berthault)
Franckie Diago ... assistant boom operator (as Frankie Diago)
Tony Jackson ... sound engineer
Jean-Pierre Lelong ... sound effects editor: footsteps
John Relph ... boom operator (as John Ralph)


André Cagnard ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

Michel Coteret ... assistant camera
Bernard Largemain ... grip (as Bernard Largemains)
François Lartigue ... assistant camera
Michele Laurent ... still photographer (as Michele Laurent-Bouder)
Maryvonne LeDoucen ... assistant camera
Charles-Henri Montel ... camera operator
Louis Parola ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Bermans ... trainee costume designer (as Bermans & Nathans)
Fanny Jakubowicz ... wardrobe
Irénée Martin ... wardrobe
Rosalie Varda ... trainee costume designer

Other crew

Hélène Demy ... continuity
Ida Fassio ... production assistant
Reni Goliard ... choreographer
Marie-Noëlle Hauville ... production secretary
Marcel Lalung ... chief accountant
Patrice Verhoeven ... historical advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Oscar François de Jarjayes was born female, but her father who longed for a son and a heir insisted she be raised as a boy, alongside, Andre Grandier, the grandson of her nanny. When Oscar matures into an adult she is selected to be captain of the guards at the Palace of Versailles under King Louis XVI and Marie Antonette. Oscar soon learns the problems of the monarchy and the plight of the poor which will eventually lead to the French Revolution. She also finds herself torn between her true love for the independent, but lower-class Andre and her duties as a member of aristocracy and a trusted subject of the King and Queen. Written by Hailey-7

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Also Known As
  • Berusaiyu no bara (Japan)
  • Lady Óscar (Spain)
  • Lady Oscar - róza Wersalu (Poland)
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  • 124 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia Japanese translator Frederik L. Schodt translated the entire "Rose of Versailles" manga into English as a reference for the filmmakers, but gave the only copy of the translation to them and it was lost. See more »
Goofs In the ballroom scene we see a string quartet and a harpsichordist. However, we hear the soundtrack of a string orchestra. See more »
Movie Connections Remake of The Rose of Versailles (1979). See more »

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