World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

The Madwoman of Chaillot (film)

Article Id: WHEBN0007518798
Reproduction Date:

Title: The Madwoman of Chaillot (film)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Bryan Forbes, Nanette Newman, Richard Chamberlain, Katharine Hepburn, Oskar Homolka
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

The Madwoman of Chaillot (film)

The Madwoman of Chaillot
Directed by Bryan Forbes
Produced by Ely A. Landau
Anthony B. Unger
Written by Edward Anhalt
Maurice Valency
Based on La Folle de Chaillot 
by Jean Giraudoux
Starring Katharine Hepburn
Paul Henreid
Oskar Homolka
Yul Brynner
Richard Chamberlain
Edith Evans
Music by Michael J. Lewis
Cinematography Burnett Guffey
Claude Renoir
Edited by Roger Dwyre
Production
company
Commonwealth United Entertainment
Distributed by Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Release dates
  • October 12, 1969 (1969-10-12)
Running time
132 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Madwoman of Chaillot is a 1969 American satirical comedy-drama film made by Commonwealth United Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts. It was directed by Bryan Forbes and produced by Ely A. Landau with Anthony B. Unger as associate producer. The screenplay was by Edward Anhalt, adapted by Maurice Valency from the celebrated play La Folle de Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux, via the English adaptation The Madwoman of Chaillot. The music score was by Michael J. Lewis and the cinematography by Burnett Guffey and Claude Renoir.

The film stars Katharine Hepburn with Paul Henreid, Oskar Homolka, Yul Brynner, Richard Chamberlain, Edith Evans and Donald Pleasence.

A musical version of the play entitled Dear World with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and starring Angela Lansbury, opened on Broadway in 1969.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Plot

The story is of a modern society endangered by power and greed and the rebellion of the "little people" against corrupt and soulless authority.

A group of four prominent men – The General (Paul Henreid), The Commissar (Oskar Homolka), The Chairman (Yul Brynner) and The Prospector (Donald Pleasence) – discuss how they can increase their fortunes. The Prospector tells them that there is oil in the middle of Paris and they resolve to acquire the rights with or without the consent of the people of Paris. Countess Aurelia (Katharine Hepburn), the "madwoman" of the title, learns of this plan to drill for oil under the very streets of her district from Roderick (Richard Chamberlain) an activist and The Ragpicker (Danny Kaye). She enlists the help of her friends, a motley crew of "little people" who include, Constance (Margaret Leighton) and Gabrielle (Giulietta Masina). A trial takes place in the Countess's cellar presided over by Aurelia's friend Josephine (Edith Evans) as judge and the Ragpicker as the lawyer for the defense.[1]

Cast

See also

References

  1. ^ Hepburn: 'The World Has Gone Cuckoo' By ISRAEL SHENKERNICE, France.. New York Times (1923–Current file) [New York, N.Y] 28 Apr 1968: D15.

External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from School eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.