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Camille (1984)

Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying ... See full summary »

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Desmond Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greta Scacchi ... Marguerite Gautier
Colin Firth ... Armand Duval
John Gielgud ... Duke de Charles
Billie Whitelaw ... Prudence Duvorney
Patrick Ryecart ... Gaston Daudet
Denholm Elliott ... Count de Noilly
Ben Kingsley ... Duval
Lila Kaye ... Nanine
Rachel Kempson ... Hortense
Ronald Pickup ... Jean
Julie Dawn Cole ... Julie
Natalie Ogle ... Blanche
Nicholas Hawtrey Nicholas Hawtrey ... Servant
Richard Beale Richard Beale ... Farmer
Cazz Scattergood Cazz Scattergood ... Mimi
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Storyline

Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, when poverty and terminal illness overwhelm her, Camille discovers that Armand has not lost his love for her. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Camille (#34.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

La Sorbonne Paris, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Marguerite Gautier was originally offered to Brooke Shields. She turned it down because she felt the pre-production schedule was too rushed, without sufficient time to get the period costumes and other design elements right. See more »

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Version of Arme Violetta (1920) See more »

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Not really a review...
15 July 2012 | by silver_faerie69See all my reviews

...but a comment on the one and only review for this movie...Camille was first done in 1936 with Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor, this is not a first rendition. So to refer to the fact that it was a shame that it "wasn't made in the age of cable, with more developed scripts and better production values." is just plain stupid. It was a t.v. movie, not a theater film as was the original. It was an attempt to revive a classic, not an attempt to be a blockbuster. The amount of effort put forth with the actors and actresses was wonderful given the hand they were dealt. No one can do a perfect justice to a wonderful story. Books don't alway's translate well to screen. And in my opinion, no one can beat the absolutely wonderful chemistry and passion between Garbo and Taylor either. So they made the remake their own, not a copycat picture. Do your research first, comment after.


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