Diary of a Chambermaid (Region A Blu-ray)

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Legendary director Jean Renoir's film version of Octave Mirbeau's novel, DIARY OF a CHAMBERMAID was adapted for the screen by Burgess Meredith. Paulette Goddard (Modern Times) plays the title character, a sexy and saucy servant named Celestine, whose forthrightness has a curious effect on a wealthy Parisian household. Determined to elevate her lot in life, Celestine uses her unsubtle charms to beguile the master of the household. Burgess Meredith (Rocky) delivers an astonishing performance as Captain Mauger, the bizarre and shell-shocked neighbor and Judith Anderson (Rebecca) is equally great as the mistress of the household. Luis Bu$uel remade DIARY OF a CHAMBERMAID in 1964 with Jeanne Moreau in the lead.

Product Details

Barcode
887090055000
Department
Movies & TV
Released
26 Feb 2013
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Drama
Sub-genre
Classic
Region
Region A
Studio
Olive Films
Runtime
86 min
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Diary of a Chambermaid
Release Year
1946
Running Time
86 min
Color
B&W
Categories
Dramas / Adventure / Theatrical Release / Romance
Language
English
Country
United States of America
Ratings
IMDb
6.6
Rotten Tomatoes®
55% 56%
The Movie DB
63%
Overview
Celestine, the chamber-maid, 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 is not a right choice: the house is firmly controlled by Madame Lanlaire, helped by the strange valet Joseph. Then she tries the neighbour, former officer Mauger. This seems to work. But soon the son of the Lanlaires comes back. He is young, attractive and does not share his mother's antirepublican opinions. So Celestine's beauty attracts Captain Mauger, young Georges Lanlaire, and Joseph. Three men, from three different social classes, with three different conceptions of life. Will Celestine be able to convince Georges of her sincerity?
Synopsis
Set at the turn of the century, DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID stars Paulette Goddard as Celestine, a chambermaid who has left Paris to take a position at a mansion in the provinces. Intending to hook an affluent husband, she casts about for an appropriate choice. Her employer Captain Lanlaire (Reginald Owen), is under the thumb of his autocratic wife (Judith Anderson). Yet the eccentric Captain Mauger (Burgess Meredith) and the Lanlaire's attractive son Georges (Hurd Hatfield) remain interesting possibilities.
Notes
Burgess Meredith was married to Paulette Goddard during production.
Release Notes
Blu-ray Disc Features:
  • Region [unknown]
  • Full Frame - 1.37
Audio:
  • English
Poster
Poster for Diary of a Chambermaid
Cast & Crew
Director
Jean Renoir
Star
Judith Anderson / Florence Bates / Paulette Goddard / Hurd Hatfield / Francis Lederer / Burgess Meredith / Reginald Owen / Irene Ryan / Almira Sessions
Co-Star
Egon Brecher
Screenwriter
Burgess Meredith
Source Writer
Octave Mirbeau / Author: Octave Mirbeau
Composer
Michel Michelet
Producer
Benedict Bogeaus / Paulette Goddard / Burgess Meredith
Special Effects
Lee Zavitz
Director of Photography
Lucien N. Andriot
Editor
James Smith
Production Designer
Eugene Lourie
Costume Designer
Barbara Karinska / Laure Louri├ę
Cinematographer
Lucien Andriot
Movie Critics
USA Today
"...Paulette Goddard has the sauciness her title role requires....This is a sneak-up-on-you sleeper..."
Mike Clark (4 Aug 1989, p.3D)