Woman of Malacca

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Woman of Malacca
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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
Cinematography Jules Kruger
Edited by Yvonne Martin
Music by Louis Beydts
Régina Film Compagnie
La Magie Films
Distributed by Tobis Film
Release date
1 October 1937
Running time
113 minutes

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]


It was shot at the Epinay Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director Jacques Krauss. A separate German-language version Another World 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.


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  1. Passerini, Labanyi & Diehl p.104