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The Boarders at Saint-Cyr

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The Boarders at Saint-Cyr
Directed byGennaro Righelli
Written byAlessandro De Stefani
Carlo Veneziani
Based onLes Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr by Alexandre Dumas
Produced byGiorgio Carini
StarringVanna Vanni
Silvana Jachino
Maurizio D'Ancora
CinematographyDomenico Scala
Edited byGennaro Righelli
Music byRenzo Rossellini
Mediterranea Film
Distributed byConsorzio Italiano Noleggiatori Filmi
Release date
  • December 1939 (1939-12)
Running time
88 minutes

The Boarders at Saint-Cyr (Italian: Le educande di Saint-Cyr) is a 1939 Italian historical comedy film directed by Gennaro Righelli and starring Vanna Vanni, Silvana Jachino and Maurizio D'Ancora.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1843 play Les Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr by Alexandre Dumas.[2] It was shot at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Alfredo Montori.


In Napoleonic France two girls at a boarding school next door to the Saint-Cyr military academy in Paris are visited by a couple of cadets who climb over the wall to woo them. However they are discovered and in the ensuing scandal the Empress Josephine insists that they have to hastily get married. Napoleon himself intervenes, in sympathy to the two forces husbands, and sends them on an immediate mission to the Kingdom of Naples ruled by his own brother-in-law Marshal Joachim Murat. Abandoned on their wedding night the two young woman head to Italy in pursuit of their new husbands.



  1. ^ Reich p.173
  2. ^ Goble p.138


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
  • Reich, Jacqueline Beth. Fascism, Film, and Female Subjectivity: The Case of Italian Cinema 1936-1943. University of California, Berkeley, 1994.

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