Sacha Guitry



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


Sacha Guitry
Désiré Tronchais
Jacqueline Delubac
Odette Cléry
Jacques Baumer
Pauline Carton
Saturnin Fabre
Adrien Corniche
Alys Delonde
Madame Corniche
Madeleine, the chambermaid
Genevieve Vix
Sacha Guitry
Serge Sandberg
Screenplay by
Sacha Guitry
Jean Bachelet
Jean Perrier
Norbert Gernolle
Adolphe Borchard
Assistant directors
Guy Lacourt
Assistant directors
Albert Sandberg
Script girl
Jeanne Étiévant

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