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The Diary of a Chambermaid

The Diary of a Chambermaid
by Jean Renoir1h261946United States
The Diary of a Chambermaid

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Distributor : Paramount Pictures
    • Production Compagny : Camden Productions, Benedict Bogeaus Productions
    • Editing : James Smith
    • Director : Jean Renoir
    • Scenario : Jean Renoir, Burgess Meredith
    • Costume Design : Barbara Karinska, Greta
    • Set Decoration : Eugène Lourié
    • Original Music : Michel Michelet
    • Photo Director : Lucien Andriot
    • Original Work Author : Octave Mirbeau
    • Sound Recorder : William Lynch
    • Producer : Burgess Meredith
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Year of production : 1946
    • French release date : 9 juin 1948
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : French

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