Shop Girls of Paris (1943)

07/20/1943 (FR) Drama 1h 22m
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The struggles of a small business owner come to light in this film by director André Cayatte. The proprietor of a fabric shop, M. Baudu (Michel Simon) faces stiff competition when a department store moves in across the street, the first of its kind in 1860s Paris. On top of the stresses associated with the rival retailer, Baudu’s niece and two nephews take up residence with him after recently being orphaned. The niece, Denise Baudu (Blanchette Brunoy), sees the writing on the wall for her uncle’s business so she takes a job as a shop girl with his competitor and despite her success the decision does not register well with the family.

  1. André Cayatte

    Director, Writer

  2. Émile Zola


  3. Michel Duran


Top Billed Cast

  1. Michel Simon

    Michel Simon


  2. Albert Préjean

    Albert Préjean


  3. Blanchette Brunoy

    Blanchette Brunoy

    Denise Baudu

  4. Suzy Prim

    Suzy Prim

    Madame Desforges

  5. Juliette Faber

    Juliette Faber

    Marguerite Vadon, une vendeuse

  6. Huguette Vivier

    Clara Prunaire, une vendeuse

  7. Santa Relli

    Geneviève Baudu, la fille de Baudu

  8. Catherine Fonteney

    Aurélie L'homme, la première

  9. Jacqueline Gauthier

    Pauline Cugnot, vendeuse au rayon lingerie

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Shop Girls of Paris
Shop Girls of Paris

Original Title Au bonheur des dames

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget -

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