Désirée (1954)

Director
Henry Koster

Main cast
Marlon Brando; Jean Simmons; Merle Oberon; Michael Rennie; Cameron Mitchell

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
In Marseilles, France in 1794, Desiree Clary, a young millinery clerk, becomes infatuated with Napoleon Bonaparte, but winds up wedding Genaral Jean-Baptiste Berandotte, an aid to Napoleon who later joins the forces that bring about the Emperor's downfall. Josephine Beauharnais, a worldly courtesan marries Napoleon and becomes Empress of France, but is then cast aside by her spouse when she proves unable to produce an heir to the throne.


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