Desiree (movie, 1954)

Désirée is an American film directed by Henry Koster, released in 1954 .

Synopsis

The film tells the true story of love between Napoleon Bonaparte , the future emperor, and Desiree Clary , future me Bernadotte and Queen of Sweden .

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Technical sheet

  • Title: Désirée
  • Original title: Desirée
  • Director: Henry Koster
  • Scenario: Daniel Taradash based on Annemarie Selinko’s book
  • Production: Julian Blaustein
  • Production Company: Twentieth Century Fox
  • Budget: $ 2,720,000 1
  • Revenue: $ 4.5 million 2
  • Music: Alex North
  • Photography: Milton R. Krasner
  • Editing: William Reynolds
  • Sets: Leland Fuller and Lyle R. Wheeler
  • Costumes: René Hubert and Charles Le Maire
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Format: Colors ( DeLuxe ) Cinemascope
  • Genre: Drama Film , Historic Film , Biopic
  • Duration: 110 minutes
  • Release dates::
    •  United States :

Distribution

  • Marlon Brando ( VF : Andre Falcon ) : Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Jean Simmons ( VF : Nelly Benedetti ) : Desiree Clary
  • Merle Oberon : Josephine de Beauharnais
  • Michael Rennie ( VF : Marc Valbel ) : Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte
  • Cameron Mitchell ( VF : Raymond Loyer ) : Joseph Bonaparte
  • Elizabeth Sellars : Julie
  • Charlotte Austin : Paulette Bonaparte
  • Cathleen Nesbitt : me Bonaparte
  • Evelyn Varden : Marie
  • Isobel Elsom : me Clary
  • John Hoyt : Talleyrand
  • Alan Napier : Despreaux
  • Richard Deacon ( VF : Lucien Bryonne ) : Etienne Clary

Uncredited Actors:

  • Richard Garrick : Count Regnaud
  • Sam Gilman : Fouche

Around the film

In 1942 , Sacha Guitry had already been inspired by this story for his own film, The Destiny of Desiree Clary .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series) . Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ( ISBN  978-0-8108-4244-1 ) . P248
  2. ↑ The Top Box Office Hits of 1954 , Variety Weekly , January 5, 1955

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