The Diary of a Chambermaid

by Jean Renoir 1h26min United States 1946
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The Diary of a Chambermaid
by Jean Renoir

Célestine (Paulette Goddard), the chambermaid, has a new job in the country, at the Lanlaires. She has decided to use her beauty to seduce a wealthy man, but Mr. Lanlaire (Reginald Owen) is not a right choice: the house is firmly controlled by Madame Lanlaire (Dame Judith Anderson), helped by the strange valet Joseph (Francis Lederer). Then she tries the neighbor, former officer Mauger (Burgess Meredith). This seems to work. But soon the son of the Lanlaires comes back. He is young, attractive, and does not share his mother's anti-Republican opinions. So Célestine's beauty attracts Captain Mauger, young Georges Lanlaire (Hurd Hatfield), and Joseph.

Status of the VoD copy


  • Paulette Goddard : Célestine
  • Burgess Meredith : le capitaine Mauger
  • Hurd Hatfield : Georges Lanlaire
  • Francis Lederer : Joseph
  • And with: Reginald Owen, Judith Anderson, Florence Bates, Irene Ryan, Almira Sessions


  • Director Jean Renoir
  • Scenario Jean Renoir, Burgess Meredith
  • Original work author Octave Mirbeau
  • Photo director Lucien Andriot
  • Set Design Eugène Lourié
  • Costume Design Greta , Barbara Karinska
  • Sound William Lynch
  • Editing James Smith
  • Original music Michel Michelet
  • Producer Burgess Meredith
  • Production Compagny Benedict Bogeaus Productions, Camden Productions
  • Distributor Paramount Pictures

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1946
  • Release date for France06/09/1948
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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