Sacha Guitry

Désiré

Désiré

Sacha Guitry exchanges his usual top hat for a uniform in Désiré, playing a cavalier valet embroiled in an awkward flirtation with his new employer (played by the actor-director’s real-life wife, Jacqueline Delubac), who is involved with a stuffy politician. A carefree class farce filled with memorable supporting characters, Désiré blurs the distinction between upstairs and downstairs.

Film Info

  • Sacha Guitry
  • France
  • 1937
  • 97 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • French

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Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 22: Presenting Sacha Guitry

Eclipse 22: Presenting Sacha Guitry

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$47.96

Désiré
Cast
Sacha Guitry
Désiré Tronchais
Jacqueline Delubac
Odette Cléry
Jacques Baumer
Felix
Pauline Carton
Adèle
Saturnin Fabre
Adrien Corniche
Alys Delonde
Madame Corniche
Arletty
Madeleine, the chambermaid
Genevieve Vix
Countess
Credits
Director
Sacha Guitry
Producer
Serge Sandberg
Screenplay by
Sacha Guitry
Cinematography
Jean Bachelet
Custom...
Jean Perrier
Sound
Norbert Gernolle
Editing
Myriam
Music
Adolphe Borchard
Assistant directors
Guy Lacourt
Assistant directors
Albert Sandberg
Script girl
Jeanne Étiévant

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