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The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)

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86 min | Drama, Romance

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 ...See moreCelestine, 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? Will sinister and inflexible Joseph let his views on Celestine be ruined? A quite disillusioned depiction of humanity. Written by Yepok See less
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Burgess Meredith (screenplay) | Octave Mirbeau (adapted from the novel by) | André Heuzé (play) (as Andre Heuse) | André de Lorde (play) (as Andre de Lorde) | Thielly Norès (play)
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Lucien N. Andriot (as Lucien Andriot)
Production Designer
Eugène Lourié (as Eugene Lourie)
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Feb 15, 1946 (United States)
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15 cast members
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Paulette Goddard
Célestine Célestine   See fewer
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Burgess Meredith
Captain Mauger Captain Mauger   See fewer
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Hurd Hatfield
Georges Lanlaire Georges Lanlaire   See fewer
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Judith Anderson
Madame Lanlaire Madame Lanlaire   See fewer
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Irene Ryan
Louise Louise   See fewer
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Reginald Owen
Captain Lanlaire Captain Lanlaire   See fewer
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Almira Sessions
Marianne Marianne   See fewer
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Egon Brecher
The Postman (uncredited) The Postman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sumner Getchell
Pierre (uncredited) Pierre (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Hall
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perry
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Ploski
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 1,045 votes