Desirée
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Desirée
Director Henry Koster and writer Daniel Taradash speculate mightily in this historical tableau charting the rise and fall of Napoleon (Marlon Brando), all due to his unrequited love for noblewoman Desiree (Jean Simmons). The film takes a chronological view of Napoleon's reign and posits Napoleon's love of a woman he wanted to marry as a young general but abandoned for the sake of his career. Both Napoleon and Desiree go their separate ways -- he to become Emperor of France and loveless husband to Josephine (Merle Oberon) and she to become Sweden's disinterested Queen. Napoleon and… More

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"A dull costume romantic/drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This story framed as a historical account of the only woman to stand up to Napoleon doesn't quite conquer our interest, though it is itself an intriguing piece of Hollywood history due to the presence of Brando in an iconic role. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"A única performance desinteressante da carreira do sempre magnífico Marlon Brando."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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