Mademoiselle Henriette Deluzy-Desportes, a French woman, starts teaching at an American girls school. She is confronted by the tales and gossip about her that circulate among her pupils and, thus provoked, she decides to tell them her life story.
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Feels like a Sirk melodrama from the 50s at times. Boyer really succeeded in period pieces like here and in Gaslight. Davis gives a fine performance and doesnt go overboard much like she can at times. This film I think wouldve been a classic had it been edited down a little. As it is, its stretched out just a bit two long at almost 2.5 hrs. Also, could they have used mademoiselle in the script more often? Jk