The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)




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Adapted from the play La Folle de Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux, Madwoman of Chaillot focuses on a plot to drill for oil in Paris. Countess Aurelia (Katharine Hepburn) uncovers the plan and decides to trap the perpetrators by announcing she has discovered oil herself.

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Katharine Hepburn
as Countess Aurelia
Yul Brynner
as The Chairman
Danny Kaye
as The Ragpicker
Charles Boyer
as The Broker
Claude Dauphin
as Dr. Jadin
Edith Evans
as Josephine, the Madwoman of La Concorde
John Gavin
as Reverend
Paul Henreid
as General
Oscar Homolka
as Commissar
Margaret Leighton
as Constance, the Madwoman of Passy
Giulietta Masina
as Gabrielle, the Madwoman of Sulpice
Donald Pleasence
as Prospector
Fernand Gravey
as Police sergeant
Gordon Heath
as Folksinger
Gerald Sim
as Julius
Gilles Ségal
as Deaf Mute
Joellina Smalda
as Prospector's girlfriend
Henri Virjoleux
as The Peddler
Harriett Ariel
as Flower girl
Catherine Berg
as Communist secretary
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Critic Reviews for The Madwoman of Chaillot

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

He's taken Jean Giraudoux's late 1940s play, jacked it up with some easy references to nuclear testing and radical students, and attempted to pass it off as relevant.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Fascinating star-studded mess, but a mess all the same.

February 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

A tremendously talky effort featuring a ton of stars. One of two films I tried to sit through, but couldn't.

October 25, 2004 | Rating: F

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