Woman of Malacca

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Woman of Malacca
Woman of Malacca.jpg
Directed by Marc Allégret
Written by Francis de Croisset (novel)
Claude-André Puget
Jan Lustig (de)
Starring Edwige Feuillère
Pierre Richard-Willm
Betty Daussmond
Jacques Copeau
Music by Louis Beydts
Cinematography Jules Kruger
Edited by Yvonne Martin
Distributed by Tobis Film
Release date
1 October 1937
Running time
113 minutes
Country France
Language French

Woman of Malacca (French: La dame de Malacca) is a 1937 French drama film directed by Marc Allégret and starring Edwige Feuillère, Pierre Richard-Willm and Betty Daussmond. It was based on a 1935 novel by the French writer Francis de Croisset. It was a major success on its initial release.[1]

A separate German-language version Andere Welt was also made.


A young Englishwoman, Audrey Greenwood, marries an army officer to escape her dreary life as a school teacher. Accompanying her husband out for colonial service in Malacca, she soon grows unhappy with her marriage, and falls in love with a local sultan, Prince Selim.



  1. ^ Passerini, Labanyi & Diehl p.104


  • Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen. Rogues, Romance, and Exoticism in French Cinema of the 1930s. Fairleigh Dickinson, 2013.
  • Passerini, Luisa, Labanyi, Jo & Diehl, Karen. Europe and Love in Cinema. Intellect Books, 2012.

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