• France
  • 1937
  • 130 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
  •  

A rich widow, nostalgic for the lavish parties of her youth, embarks on a journey to reconnect with the many suitors who once courted her. In doing so, she sets off on a course of discovery, both of herself and of how greatly the world has changed in two decades. Julien Duvivier’s smash hit is a wry, visually inventive tale of romantic pragmatism that deftly combines comedy and drama.

Cast

Alain RegnaultHarry Baur
Christine Marie Bell
Thierry RaynalPierre Blanchar
Fabien CoutissolFernandel
Pierre VerdierLouis Jouvet
François PatussetRaimu
Madame AudiéFrançoise Rosay
Eric Irvin Pierre-Richard Willm
Bremont Maurice Bénard
TeddyPierre Alcover
Cécile GacheryMilly Mathis
JacquesRobert Lynen

Credits

Film Essays

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Eclipse Series 44: Julien Duvivier in the Thirties

By Michael Koresky November 05, 2015

Julien Duvivier’s early sound films offer emotionally rich explorations of life in prewar France. Read more »

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The Art of the Dream Sequence

November 19, 2016

Artists across all mediums have long been obsessed with the challenge of evoking dream states, but film—with its oneiric combinations of light and shadow, and its ability to manipulate time and . . . Read more »


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Julien Duvivier’s Romantic Illusions

November 27, 2015

From on-the-run crime dramas to swooning tales of love and loss, the films of French director Julien Duvivier marry beautiful camera work and an expressive, often poetic use of music and sounds. . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Duvivier_small2_thumbnail

Eclipse Series 44: Julien Duvivier in the Thirties

By Michael Koresky November 05, 2015

Julien Duvivier’s early sound films offer emotionally rich explorations of life in prewar France. Read more »

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