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A taut period drama tracing the upstairs-downstairs affair between a duke and his governess. When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Phillipe and the husband of the volatile and obsessive Duchesse de Praslin, she instantly incurs the wrath of the mistress, who is insanely jealous of anyone who comes near her estranged husband. Though she saves the duchess's little son from a near-death illness and warms herself to all the children, she is nevertheless dismissed by the vengeful duchess. Meanwhile, the attraction between the duke and Henriette continues to grow, leading to ultimate tragedy.
This film, along with Now, Voyager, sealed my vote for Bette Davis as the greatest actress of all time. This one stole my heart. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ===Dwight===
Very good classic. My husband and I first saw it on a cable channel. Afterwards, we decided to purchase it because it was so good.Published 2 months ago by Karenlynn