Madame Sans-Gêne (1925 film)
Madame Sans-Gêne (Madame Careless) is a 1925 American silent romantic costume comedy-drama film directed by Léonce Perret and starring Gloria Swanson. Based on the play of the same name by Victorien Sardou and Émile Moreau, the film is now considered lost. A vintage movie trailer displaying short clips of the film still exists however.
1925 Swedish theatrical poster
|Directed by||Léonce Perret|
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
|Screenplay by||Forrest Halsey|
|Based on||Madame Sans-Gêne|
by Victorien Sardou
Charles de Rochefort
|Music by||Hugo Riesenfeld|
J. Peverell Marley
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
A French washerwoman becomes a duchess and a friend of Napoleon.
The film was produced and filmed in France, as Swanson was on extended vacation there. She soon became involved with Henri de la Falaise, hired by Paramount to be her French interpreter, and who later became her third husband.
- Gloria Swanson - Catherine Hubscher
- Émile Drain - Napoleon Bonaparte
- Charles De Roche - Le Febvre
- Madeleine Guitty - La Rousette
- Warwick Ward - Neipperg
- Henry Favieres - Fouche
- Renee Heribel - Princess Eliza
- Suzanne Bianchetti - L'imperatrice
- Denise Lorys - Madame de Bulow
- Arlette Marchal - La reine de Naples
- Jacques Marney - Savary
- Madame Sans-Gêne at TheGreatStars.com; Lost Films Wanted(Wayback Machine)
- Waldman, Harry (1994). Beyond Hollywood's grasp: American filmmakers abroad, 1914-1945. Scarecrow Press. p. 109. ISBN 0-810-82841-3.
- Staggs, Sam (2003). Close-up on Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream. Macmillan. p. 55. ISBN 1-466-83046-8.
- Waldman 1994 pp.110-111
- Madame Sans-Gêne on IMDb
- Madame Sans-Gêne at SilentEra
- Film poster of Madame Sans-Gêne
- Film poster and NYTimes review
- Still photo of Swanson during the production
- poster image