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Shop Girls of Paris

Shop Girls of Paris

A Feature film by André Cayatte

Produced by Continental Films

Release in France : 20/07/1943

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Actors (26)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Continental Films

French distribution :

Films Sonores Tobis

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

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The shopgirls of M. Mouret's department store, who not only work but also live and eat there, are entirely at the mercy of the young, grasping and forceful owner, as is Baudu, the aged, irascible proprietor of Le Vieil Elbeuf, the tiny, moribund emporium next door. Mouret, a visionary who sees himself as the boss of the world's largest store, is not averse to cutting prices, surreptitiously buying up his old competitor's shop, introducing white sales and the return of purchases to make good his planned, merchandising colossus. He is not averse also to a sly, pseudo-romantic liaison with his rich neighbor, Mme Desforges, and indiscriminate dismissals among his staff, to attain his ends. It is only when Baudu's niece, who has gone to work in the new largest business of its kind, scathingly denounces the boss and his practices, that Mouret, who has fallen in love with his spirited clerk, institutes sweeping reforms.

Full credits (11)

Assistant Director :


Author of original work :

Émile Zola

Screenwriter :

André Cayatte

Sound Recordist :

William-Robert Sivel

Production Designer :

André Andrejew

Costume designer :

Rosine Delamare

Dialogue Writer :

Michel Duran

Producer :

Alfred Greven

Director of Photography :

Armand Thirard

Editor :

Gérard Bensdorp

Music Composer :

Louis Sédrat

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Feature film

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Business and trade

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Nationality :

100% French

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