When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and obsessive Duchesse de Praslin, she instantly incurs the wrath of her mistress, who is insanely jealous of anyone who comes near her estranged husband. Though she saves the duchess's little son from a near-death illness and warms herself to all the children, she is nevertheless dismissed by the vengeful duchess. Meanwhile, the attraction between the duke and Henriette continues to grow, eventually leading to tragedy.

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  2. Anatole Litvak


  3. Casey Robinson


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  1. Bette Davis

    Bette Davis

    Henriette Deluzy-Desportes

  2. Charles Boyer

    Charles Boyer

    Duc de Praslin

  3. Jeffrey Lynn

    Jeffrey Lynn

    Henry Martyn Field

  4. Barbara O'Neil

    Barbara O'Neil

    Duchesse de Praslin

  5. Virginia Weidler

    Virginia Weidler


  6. Helen Westley

    Helen Westley

    Madame LeMaire

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 21m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • July 13, 1940



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