Lady Chatterley's Lover (1955 film)

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L'Amant de lady Chatterley
Directed by Marc Allégret
Produced by Gilbert Cohen-Seat
Claude Ganz
Written by Philippe de Rothschild (play)
Gaston Bonheur
Screenplay by Marc Allégret
Based on Lady Chatterley's Lover
Starring Danielle Darrieux
Leo Genn
Erno Crisa
Music by Joseph Kosma
Cinematography Georges Périnal
Edited by Suzanne de Troeye
Orsay Films
Régie du Film
Distributed by Columbia Pictures (France)
Kingsley-International Pictures (US)
Release date
  • 12 May 1955 (1955-05-12) (France)
  • 21 July 1959 (1959-07-21) (U.S.)
Running time
101 minutes
Country France
Language French

Lady Chatterley's Lover (French: L'Amant de lady Chatterley) is a 1955 French drama film directed by Marc Allégret who co-wrote screenplay with Philippe de Rothschild and Gaston Bonheur, based on novel Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence. In 1955, the film was banned in New York because it "promoted adultery", but it was released in 1959 after the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower court's decision.


  • Danielle Darrieux as Constance Chatterley
  • Erno Crisa as Oliver Mellors
  • Leo Genn as Sir Clifford Chatterley
  • Berthe Tissen as Mrs. Bolton
  • Janine Crispin as Hilda
  • Jean Murat as Baron Leslie Winter
  • Gérard Séty as Michaelis
  • Jacqueline Noëlle as Bertha Mellors

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