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Desirée (1954)




Director Henry Koster and writer Daniel Taradash speculate mightily in this historical tableau charting the rise and fall of Napoleon (Marlon Brando), all due to his unrequited love for noblewoman Desiree (Jean Simmons). The film takes a chronological view of Napoleon's reign and posits Napoleon's love of a woman he wanted to marry as a young general but abandoned for the sake of his career. Both Napoleon and Desiree go their separate ways -- he to become Emperor of France and loveless husband ... More
Unrated1 hr. 55 min.


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This story framed as a historical account of the only woman to stand up to Napoleon doesn't quite conquer our interest, though it is itself an intriguing piece of Hollywood history due to the presence of Brando in an iconic role. [Blu-ray]
April 23, 2012Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Comment

Groucho Reviews
A única performance desinteressante da carreira do sempre magnífico Marlon Brando.
January 7, 2004Comment

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Audience Reviews for Desirée

jean simmons and merle oberon are very good, brando affected
March 30, 2007
jay nixon
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Highly fictionalized account of the loves of Napoleon. Curious casting, particularly Marlon Brando as the famed emperor. It is a bit slow moving and too talky, but the production is exquisite. Fine art direction, costume design and cinematography. Decent score. Both the art direction and costumes received Academy Award ... more
April 13, 2010
James Higgins

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