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The Madwoman of Chaillot (12-Oct-1969)

Director: Bryan Forbes

Writers: Edward Anhalt; Maurice Valency

From a play: The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux

Keywords: Comedy

The city of Paris is found to be sitting atop oil deposits which may rival those of the Middle East; a cabal of influential men intend to empty the city and exploit. Some have caught whiffs of the plan, including eccentric Kathryn Hepburn, who is if anything resistant to change. Adaptation of Giraudoux's play is much more suited to stage than screen; director John Huston was replaced by Bryan Forbes weeks into shooting.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Boyer
Actor
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Yul Brynner
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Richard Chamberlain
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Claude Dauphin
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Edith Evans
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John Gavin
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Fernand Gravey
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Paul Henreid
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Katharine Hepburn
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Oskar Homolka
Actor
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Danny Kaye
Actor
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Margaret Leighton
Actor
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Giulietta Masina
Actor
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Nanette Newman
Actor
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Donald Pleasence
Actor
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CAST

Katharine Hepburn   ...   Countess Aurelia (The Madwoman of Chaillot)
Paul Henreid   ...   The General
Oskar Homolka   ...   The Commissar
Yul Brynner   ...   The Chairman
Richard Chamberlain   ...   Roderick
Edith Evans   ...   Josephine
Donald Pleasence   ...   The Prospector
Joellina Smadja   ...   Prospector's girlfriend
Henri Virlojeux   ...   The Peddler
John Gavin   ...   The Reverend
Gordon Heath   ...   The Folk Singer
Nanette Newman   ...   Irma
George Hilsdon   ...   Waiter
Henri Cogan   ...   Waiter
Gerald Sim   ...   Julius
Gilles Ségal   ...   Deaf Mute
Gaston Palmer   ...   Juggler
Harriett Ariel   ...   Flower Girl
Danny Kaye   ...   The Ragpicker
Jackie Farley   ...   Poule
Sabine Lods   ...   Poule
Manuella Von Oppen   ...   News Girl
Margaret Leighton   ...   Constance (The Madwoman of Passy)
Giulietta Masina   ...   Gabrielle (The Madwoman of Sulpice)
Charles Boyer   ...   The Broker
Claude Dauphin   ...   Dr. Jadin
Fernand Gravey   ...   Police Sgt.
Bernard Woringer   ...   Policeman
Catherine Berg   ...   Secretary

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