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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


    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.

    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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    Full credits (11)

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    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Business and trade

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    100% French

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