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The Madwoman of Chaillot Movie Review Summary

Actors: Katherine Hepburn, Danny Kaye, Yul Brynner

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Katharine Hepburn rarely--if ever--gave a performance not worth watching, and in “Madwoman of Chaillot,” she presents one of her more memorable roles. As Jean Giraudoux's Madwoman, Hepburn leads an all-story cast including Charles Boyer,Dame Edith Evans, John Gavin, Paul Henreid, Richard Chamberlin, Yul Brynner, Donald Pleasance, and Danny Kaye (as The Ragpicker). It's a mad, mad, mad world in which they live and out of this madness, some order is to be found. (Of course, the real madness lies in the real world!) Colorful, catching, and sometimes with apologies to Giraudoux's original play!, the movie convinces us that sometimes it takee a madwoman to “cure” us of our sanity!
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   eccentricity Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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