Comparing the star of this picture with Venus, director Jean Renoir said that for a long time he "had been dying to make something gay with Ingrid Bergman... [he] wanted to see her laughing and smiling on the screen." She did that and much more in this critically assaulted tale of a
beautiful Polish princess in Paris in the 1880s. As Princess Elena Sorokowska, she romances men in the hopes of bringing them great success and presents each with a marguerite, her favorite flower. She funnels her affections to Francois Rollan (Jean Marais), a general with plans to become a
dictator after a coup d'etat. Because of her past successes in catapulting men to fame and good f...