Catherine, an out-spoken Parisian laundress follows Napoleon's army to the battlefront to be near her Sergeant Lefevre. The couple perform a deed of heroism which abets Napoleon's victory, ... See full summary »
The ordeals of a crude washerwoman in the chic court of Napoleon the First;La Maréchale Lefèvre ,a former launderer who followed the emperor in many of his campaigns is the laughing stock ... See full summary »
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman), who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
Kristin Scott Thomas
A proprietress of a laundry in Paris, Catherine Hubscher is known as Madame Sans-Gêne. Among the clients of this carefree woman are Napoléon, a young artillery lieutenant, and Lefebvre, a handsome soldier. After the French Revolution, Napoléon becomes emperor and Lefebvre is appointed a field marshal with the title of Duke of Danzig. Catherine becomes the Duchess of Danzig and alienates Napoléon's sisters by her rough manners at court. Napoléon orders Lefebvre to divorce her but relents when she reminds him of his unpaid laundry bills and of her faithful service to the army during the Revolution.Written by
According to Léonce Perret's interview for Cinémagazine in November 2, 1925, the scenes between Neipperg (Warwick Ward) and 'Gloria Swanson' (q), and between him and Empress Marie Louise (Suzanne Bianchetti) were considered unimportant and excised in the American version, to the dismay of the star. See more »