The Madwoman of Chaillot

The Madwoman of Chaillot

Director: Bryan Forbes Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Charles Boyer, Claude Dauphin

DVD (Remastered / Full Frame)

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Taken from the popular play by Jean Giraudoux, The Madwoman Of Chaillot has an international all-star cast, but the final result falls short despite the talents of the celebrated thespians. The madwoman in question is the extremely eccentric Countess Aurelia (Katherine Hepburn). Roderick (Richard Chamberlain) is the peace-loving activist who, along with a local rag picker (Danny Kaye), warns the Countess of a plot to destroy the city. A quartet of villains led by the Chairman (Yul Brynner) are after the oil reserves that bubble under the water supply. Along with the Broker (Charles Boyer), the Commissar (Oscar Homolka), and the Prospector (Donald Pleasence), the evil developers plan to secure the oil rights to the region with or without the consent of the unsuspecting public. The Countess invites Josephine (Dame Edith Evans) to judge the villains, who are locked in the Countess's cellar for their crimes against the people of Paris in this lethargic film.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2011
UPC: 0883316299296
Original Release: 1969
Rating: G
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:12:00
Sales rank: 29,974

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katharine Hepburn Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot
Charles Boyer The Broker
Claude Dauphin Dr. Jadin
Edith Evans Josephine, the Madwoman of La Concorde
Margaret Leighton Constance, the Madwoman of Passy
John Gavin The Reverend
Paul Henreid General
Giulietta Masina Gabrielle, the Madwoman of Sulpice
Oscar Homolka The Commissar
Nanette Newman Irma
Richard Chamberlain Roderick
Yul Brynner The Chairman
Donald Pleasence the Prospector
Danny Kaye The Ragpicker
Fernand Gravey Police sergeant
Gordon Heath The Folksinger
Gerald Sim Julius
Jacques Marin Actor
Henri Virlojeux Actor
Gilles Segal Deaf Mute
Gaston Palmer Juggler
Harriett Ariel Actor
Catherine Berg Actor
Henri Cogan Actor
Jackie Farley Actor
Bernard Woringer Actor
Christian Duvaleix Actor
George Hilsdon Actor

Technical Credits
Bryan Forbes Director
Edward Anhalt Screenwriter
Monique Archambault Makeup
Rosine Delamare Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Dwyre Editor
Jean Giraudoux Screenwriter
Burnett Guffey Cinematographer
Ely Landau Producer
Michael J. Lewis Score Composer
Georges Petitot Art Director
Claude Renoir Cinematographer
Ray Simm Production Designer
Dario Simoni Set Decoration/Design
Anthony B. Unger Producer
Henry T. Weinstein Executive Producer

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