Diary of a Chambermaid
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Diary of a Chambermaid
Based on the novel by Octave Mirbeau, Diary of a Chambermaid is a noble experiment: a "Continental" sex drama with a virtually all-Anglo cast. Paulette Goddard plays the title character, a saucy servant named Celestine whose forthrightness has a curious effect on a wealthy Parisian household. Determined to elevate her lot in life, Celestine uses her unsubtle charms to beguile her wishy-washy master, Monsieur Lanlaire (Reginald Owen), and Lanlaire's wastrelly son, Georges (Hurd Hatfield). She also inadvertently inspires the lovesick valet Joseph (Francis Lederer) to steal from the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Less bitterly savage than Bu˝uel, but equally sharp in its satire."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"A brilliant film which synthesizes the serious and the comic."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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