The Madwoman of Chaillot
Starring: Katharine Hepburn Director: Bryan Forbes G

Life is a Sunday in the park for Aurelia, a dotty Parisian countess. But sooner or later, Aurelia had to find out about the so-called sane world. Join her in a whimsical look at a topsy-turvy world...and at a handful of kooks crazy enough to care.
The Madwoman of Chaillot
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 1, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1969
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • English

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Life is a Sunday in the park for Aurelia (Katharine Hepburn), a dotty Parisian countess who looks as if she stepped out of a Georges Seurat painting. But sooner or later, Aurelia had to find out about the so-called sane world and its student unrest, the bomb, even its greedy scheme to transform the City of Light into a forest of oil derricks. If this is sanity, she'll do anything to stop it!

In this spirited and timelier than ever satire from Jean Giradoux's famed play, Hepburn heads one of the most luminous casts ever to grace a movie marquee. Charles Boyer, Danny Kaye, Yul Brynner, Margaret Leighton, Edith Evans and more join her in a whimsical look at a topsy-turvy world...and at a handful of kooks crazy enough to care. They don't have to be crazy. But it helps.

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This satirical comedy, based on Jean Giraudoux's famous play, has the inimitable Katherine Hepburn leading a parade of stars. Countess Aurelia may be a woman of the world but she's defiantly not living in it. The Paris-dwelling Countess remains lost in a fantasy world where reveries of a happy past keep her content. Aurelia's eccentric crew of confidantes roam the Chaillot district of Paris in similarly bemused states of mind. But when Aurelia's friends learn that oil drillers are planning to ruin Paris as they know it, they jar the Countess out of her fog, hoping she will save their beloved city.


Production Notes:

  • Shot on location in Paris and Studios de la Victorine in Nice, France. Color by Technicolor.
  • A quote at the beginning of the film from the director, Bryan Forbes: "This is a story of the triumph of good over evil. Obviously it is a fantasy."
  • Additional cast: George Hilsdon & Henri Cogan (Waiters), Bernard Woringer (Policeman), and Catherine Berg (Communist Secretary).
  • Additional credits: Rosine Delamire (wardrobe) and Georges Petitot (art director).
  • Copyright 1969 Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.
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  • UPC: 883316299296
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