David Golder

Synopsis: David is a poor but ambitious Polish Jew who reinvents himself as a powerful New York business magnate. After gaining wealth, he relocates to Paris, only to have his selfish and demanding wife squander his fortune.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Julien Duvivier
  1 nomination.
86 min

you know.

No, my little Fishl.

Why not?

I don't like old men.

Hey, now!


you'll come around.

Give me a Manhattan.

Come to my place tonight?

I'm too tired.

But you're never too tired

for Joyce.

You're being ridiculous,

my friend.

You prefer them

young and dashing, eh?

Be quiet!

Men my age

are more reliable.


I'm going to get some air.


Take my place?

And the amazing thing is...

she believed him!



I swear.

Stories like that

make me thirsty.

- Monsieur just arrived.

- Very well.

You wouldn't happen to have

a little spare change?

- You lost again?

Lady Luck is certainly not

on your side.

I forgot to tell you, sir:

Your room is taken.

Madame said to put Monsieur

in the laundry room.


Go to my room

and get my handbag.

It's on the dressing table.

- No, I want Mumm.

- I'm all out, sir.

No Mumm?

What a joint!

Well, go on then.

I'm tired of seeing you

with that crazy old Lady Rovenna.

You know

you're all that matters.

Play one

of those new waltzes,

like last night at the casino.

Yes, Miss Joyce.

I love you

more than you know

I'll follow wherever you go

How can my heart

not rejoice

To hear your sultry voice

If my caresses you refuse

And another you choose

I love you so

I'd kneel to kiss

Your feet as you go

You call this caviar?

It's not fresh!

It stinks like fish!

Say, Golder!

How's business?



Well, I'm fine.

Things are going well.

That pearl fishery

in Monaco

didn't they throw you

in prison for that?

They did indeed.

Appeals court and all that.

But things are better now.


Who's that old lady?

Which old lady?

The one dressed up

like a jewelry store.

Who is she?

That's my wife.

Hello, sweetie.

Hello, Daddy.

I'm so glad to see you.

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Irène Némirovsky

Irène Némirovsky (French: [iʁɛn nemiʁɔfski]; 24 February 1903 – 17 August 1942) was a novelist of Ukrainian Jewish origin born in Kiev Ukraine under the Russian Empire; she lived more than half her life in France, and wrote in French, but was denied French citizenship. Arrested as a Jew under the racial laws – which did not take into account her conversion to Roman Catholicism – she died at Auschwitz at the age of 39. Successful in her day, she is now best known for the post-humously published Suite française. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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