La couturière de Luneville (1932)

85,93 or 95 mins | Romantic comedy | 1932

Director:

Harry Lachman

Cinematographer:

Rudolph Maté

Production Designer:

Henri Menessier

Production Company:

Films Paramount
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HISTORY

The English-language title of this film was The Dressmaker of Luneville. In 1935, Harry Lachman, the director of this film, directed a remake, entitled Dressed to Thrill, for Fox Film Corp. That film was also photographed by Rudolph Maté. ...

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The English-language title of this film was The Dressmaker of Luneville. In 1935, Harry Lachman, the director of this film, directed a remake, entitled Dressed to Thrill, for Fox Film Corp. That film was also photographed by Rudolph Maté.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Cimi
13 May 1932
p. 320-1
Cimo
26 Nov 1931
p. 756
Cimo
21 Apr 1932
p. 320
Film Daily
14 Oct 1932
p. 6
Variety
10-May-32
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Variety
25 Oct 1932
p. 54
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LITERARY
Based on the play La couturière de Luneville by Alfred Savoir (Paris, 21 Jan 1923).
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Dressmaker of Luneville
Release Date:
1932
Premiere Information:
Paris opening: 15 Apr 1932; New York opening: 13 Oct 1932
Production Date:
at Paramount Studios, Joinville, Paris
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
85,93 or 95
Length(in feet):
7,890
Countries:
France, United States
Language:
French
SYNOPSIS

Anna Tripied, the beautiful but impoverished dressmaker of Luneville, one day meets a young officer, Claude Roland, of the neighboring garrison. They fall in love, but one day Roland misses their date and then never appears again. Terribly sad, Anna leaves Luneville and goes to Hollywood, where she changes her name to Irène Salvago and now in a blonde wig, becomes a big star. Despite stardom, Anna's pain remains. She goes to Paris for a vacation, and accidentally meets Roland, now a financier. He lives a wild, dissipated life, and, because his business is not going well, he has decided to marry a rich heiress. However, he becomes infatuated with "Irène" and pursues her assiduously, though she resists his advances. At a party, he gets very drunk, and Anna orders her chauffeur to take him to the steps of the church at Luneville. Here, he wakes up disoriented and then realizes it is the day of his marriage. He returns to Paris and continues his pursuit of "Irène," but one night, Anna, instead of "Irène," arrives. She gives him all her money to keep safe for her and tries to reawaken his love. The next day, "Irène" appears looking very seductive and tries to get Roland to buy her jewels with Anna's money. He realizes his folly in loving "Irène" and decides to kill her. Anna then reveals her true identity, and Roland is relieved to have found his first ...

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Anna Tripied, the beautiful but impoverished dressmaker of Luneville, one day meets a young officer, Claude Roland, of the neighboring garrison. They fall in love, but one day Roland misses their date and then never appears again. Terribly sad, Anna leaves Luneville and goes to Hollywood, where she changes her name to Irène Salvago and now in a blonde wig, becomes a big star. Despite stardom, Anna's pain remains. She goes to Paris for a vacation, and accidentally meets Roland, now a financier. He lives a wild, dissipated life, and, because his business is not going well, he has decided to marry a rich heiress. However, he becomes infatuated with "Irène" and pursues her assiduously, though she resists his advances. At a party, he gets very drunk, and Anna orders her chauffeur to take him to the steps of the church at Luneville. Here, he wakes up disoriented and then realizes it is the day of his marriage. He returns to Paris and continues his pursuit of "Irène," but one night, Anna, instead of "Irène," arrives. She gives him all her money to keep safe for her and tries to reawaken his love. The next day, "Irène" appears looking very seductive and tries to get Roland to buy her jewels with Anna's money. He realizes his folly in loving "Irène" and decides to kill her. Anna then reveals her true identity, and Roland is relieved to have found his first love.

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