Woman of Malacca

Woman of Malacca (French: La dame de Malacca) is a 1937 French drama film directed by Marc Allégret and starring Edwige Feuillère, Pierre Richard-Willm and Betty Daussmond. It was based on a 1935 novel by the French writer Francis de Croisset. It was a major success on its initial release.[1]

Woman of Malacca
Directed byMarc Allégret
Written byFrancis de Croisset (novel)
Claude-André Puget
Jan Lustig
StarringEdwige Feuillère
Pierre Richard-Willm
Betty Daussmond
Jacques Copeau
Music byLouis Beydts
CinematographyJules Kruger
Edited byYvonne Martin
Régina Film
Distributed byTobis Film
Release date
1 October 1937
Running time
113 minutes

It was shot at the Epinay Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director Jacques Krauss. A separate German-language version Another World was also made.


A young Englishwoman, Audrey Greenwood, marries an army officer to escape her dreary life as a school teacher. Accompanying her husband out for colonial service in Malacca, she soon grows unhappy with her marriage, and falls in love with a local sultan, Prince Selim.


  • Edwige Feuillère as Audrey Greenwood
  • Pierre Richard-Willm as Prince Selim
  • Betty Daussmond as Lady Lyndstone
  • Jacques Copeau as Lord Brandmore
  • Gabrielle Dorziat as Lady Brandmore
  • Jean Debucourt as Sir Eric Temple
  • Jean Wall as Le major Carter
  • Liliane Lesaffre as Lady Johnson
  • Ky Duyen as Le japonais
  • Foun-Sen as La servante
  • William Aguet as Gerald
  • Alexandre Mihalesco as Sirdae Raman
  • René Bergeron as Le Docteur
  • Magdeleine Bérubet as Mademoiselle Tramont
  • Charlotte Clasis as Une amie d'Audrey
  • Marthe Mellot as La sous-maîtresse de l'institut Tramont
  • Robert Ozanne as Un journaliste
  • René Fleur as Un journaliste
  • Michèle Lahaye as Une dame anglaise
  • Colette Proust as Une dame anglaise


  1. Passerini, Labanyi & Diehl p.104


  • Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen. Rogues, Romance, and Exoticism in French Cinema of the 1930s. Fairleigh Dickinson, 2013.
  • Passerini, Luisa, Labanyi, Jo & Diehl, Karen. Europe and Love in Cinema. Intellect Books, 2012.
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