Synopsis: An attractive woman going by the name Marguerite lives in Paris and is a courtesan, kept by the rich aristocrat Baron de Varville. When the handsome young Armand sees her for the first time, he immediately falls in love. Camille is not so easy as to fall for his charms immediately. She lives a comfortable life, after all. As she comes to have feelings for him, Armand's father intervenes asking her not to cast a shadow on his son's future prospects and she agrees. In her greatest time of need however, the loving Armand returns to her.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): George Cukor
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

For the lady of the camellias.

And they're almost twice as large

as usual.

I shall have twice as many

as usual tomorrow.

Twice as man...? Oh, don't listen to her,

Barjon. I know what those things cost.

Aren't you willing to listen to her when

she orders hats and dresses from you?

They're an investment.

Of course, I order too many flowers,

hats and too many everything.

But I want them.

To the theater.

And there's no limit to your extravagance.

Now, you won't be young forever.

It's high time you settle something

about your future.

And I know the very man for you.

- Really?

- Yes, really.

Aren't you interested

to know who it is?

Oh, yes, who is it?

The Baron de Varville, one of the richest

and most elegant gentlemen in Paris.

One foot in the grave

and a wig on his head.

Not at all. Not at all. Quite the contrary.

He's young and handsome.

I heard from one of the girls in my shop

who heard from his valet...

...he's gonna be

at the theater tonight.

That's why I wanted you

to look your best.

Come here.

I want to send a note.

And I'll give you a handsome tip

if you get it to the right person.

Do you know the Baron de Varville?

- Yes, madame.

- Good.

Well, that's done.

We go this way.

My dear, you're as good

as a baroness already.

Don't forget. I arranged it all.

- Where are we sitting?

- Box A, of course. I always ask for Box A.

The baron can't miss it.

Come, come, old dear, open Box A.

- Someone else is in there.

- What?

- Good evening. Let me see your ticket.

- Here.

- Why, this says Box B.

- I asked for Box A.

If you'd wear your spectacles,

you'd see what you get.

- None of your lip.

- Not so much fuss.

- Wait, who's in there?

- A friend of yours.

- Olympe.

- Olympe.


Well, what's so funny about it,

I'd like to know.

How you arranged everything for Olympe.

That cat. If you think I'm going to let...

...a cheating, lying wretch like that

upset my plans, you're wrong.

- She's got to change places with us.

- Well, fight it out, ladies.

- My angel.

- Marguerite, darling.

Oh, how are you, my dear?

How beautiful we look this evening.

- Nice perfume. What is it?

- That's my secret.

- And how are you, you old robber?

- You're great for teasing, aren't you?

Is there any point in our staying out here

in this draft?

Oh, look here, Olympe, there's been

a little mistake about our tickets...

...and we want you

to change boxes with us.


I can't understand why you must sit

in this box when yours is just as good.

Well, you know Prudence.

She's a woman full of secrets.

Even changing her corset

is a great mystery.

Some things have to be a mystery.

But if you'll do what I ask you to do,

I'll send you that fur toque for a present.

It's a bargain.

During the intermission, I'll move.

Come here, Marguerite.

A note for Monsieur le Baron.

- Which is Box A?

- There, Monsieur le Baron. At the left.

Show me to my seat.

Doesn't Monsieur le Baron

wish to send an answer?

I'll wait and decide that later.

My dear, do you see that gentleman

standing up?

- Which one?

- In the second row on the aisle.

- Yes. Do you know him?

- I know who he is.

He's the fabulously rich de Varville,

Baron de Varville.

I didn't know that rich men

ever looked like that.

This one does. He's looking at us.

He's seen us looking at him.

I've changed my mind, Prudence.

You can keep your fur toque.

The Baron de Varville is on his way to this

box, and I'm going to stay and meet him.

But he's coming here to meet me.

- So that's what you had up your sleeve.

- I invited him to join us here myself.

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Zoe Akins

Zoe Akins (October 30, 1886 – October 29, 1958) was an American playwright, poet, and author. more…

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