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.[1][2][3] A vintage movie trailer displaying short clips of the film still exists however.

Madame Sans-Gêne
1925 Swedish theatrical poster
Directed byLéonce Perret
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
Screenplay byForrest Halsey
Based onMadame Sans-Gêne
by Victorien Sardou
Emile Moreau
StarringGloria Swanson
Émile Drain
Charles de Rochefort
Music byHugo Riesenfeld
CinematographyRaymond Agnel
Jacques Bizeul(fr)
René Guissart
J. Peverell Marley
George Webber
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 20, 1925 (1925-04-20) (United States)
  • December 15, 1925 (1925-12-15) (France)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


A French washerwoman becomes a duchess and a friend of Napoleon.

Production background

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.[4]


See also


  1. Madame Sans-Gêne at; Lost Films Wanted(Wayback Machine)
  2. Waldman, Harry (1994). Beyond Hollywood's grasp: American filmmakers abroad, 1914-1945. Scarecrow Press. p. 109. ISBN 0-810-82841-3.
  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.
  4. Waldman 1994 pp.110-111

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