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1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Desiree Clary (Jean Simmons) has met the love of her life, and his name is Napoleon Bonaparte (Marlon Brando). But their love is a difficult one, as Napoleon's rise through the military ranks takes him away from her, and they both eventually marry other people. Years later, as Napoleon seems destined to rule the known world, the two cross paths again and attempt to rekindle their romance. But when Napoleon's reign comes to a end, their relationship may not be able to survive.

Cast: Marlon Brando , Jean Simmons , Merle Oberon , Michael Rennie , Cameron Mitchell , Elizabeth Sellars , Charlotte Austin , Cathleen Nesbitt

Director: Henry Koster

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Desiree (1954)

Release Date: November 17th, 1954|1 hr. 50 min.

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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • February 28, 2010 lzimmerma
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    I havent seen this movie in years and would love to get a copy of it. Great movie.

  • July 22, 2009 ksandor41
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    I too saw this movie way back when - and fell in love with Jean Simmons. Truly a classic beauty. PS: She is not a noblewoman in this movie, but a Marseilles silk merchant's daughter

  • July 18, 2008 jbwilkinson2
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    I saw this movie when I was 12 years old and loved it so much, I read the book which was a best-seller at the time. I even went on to read a number of books about Napoleon Bonaparte. Such is the power of movies.

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