Monday, May 1, 2017

Danielle Darrieux turns 100!

Danielle Darrieux, Helen Broderick, and Mischa Auer in The Rage of Paris (1938)

Today marks the centenary of French actress Danielle Darrieux, who is in fact still with us at 100. TCM is marking the day with a night of Darrieux' movies, including The Rage of Paris at 8:00 PM. This one, a realtively typical romantic comedy of the era, has Darrieux playing a girl struggling to make a living, who winds up falling for two rich men (Louis Hawyard and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and then getting involved in a scheme with her friends to try to rope one of them into a romantic relationship with her.

Darrieux spent most of her career in France, making a couple of movies in Hollywood both before the war and then in the 1950s, and having the bad luck of being stuck in occupied France during World War II.

1 comment:

Birgit said...

It's so great that you showcased this lady who. I was able to see in Madame De...