The Flame of New Orleans (1941)

The Flame of New Orleans


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In this romance, set in New Orleans during 1841, a European gold digger comes to town and begins impersonating a noblewoman to facilitate her rise in society. The story opens with the sight of a lovely wedding gown forlornly floating down the Mississippi River. The rest of the tale is told via flashback. The newly arrived woman immediately targets a wealthy young man for her husband. Obstacles are presented when she finds herself the object of a sea captain's affections. She is then visited by a … More

Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Norman Krasna, René Clair
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 29, 1998



as Countess Claire Ledo...

as Robert Latour

as Charles Giraud

as Zolotov

as First Sailor

as Second Sailor

as Third Sailor

as Clementine

as Samuel

as Brother-in-Law

as Sister

as Williams

as William

as Cousin

as Opera singer

as Opera Singer

as Woman Guest

as Fourth Sailor

as Waiter

as Waterfront Waiter

as Woman at Ball

as Giraud's Butler
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Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for The Flame of New Orleans


This is one of my Favorite Marlene Dietrich Roles.In her Beautiful Gowns, setting a Coquettish Trap, but Vulnerable at the same time & desperate to find a Wealthy Husband.Nobody does Feminine Whiles quite the Coquettish way Marlene Dietrich Does.


Very entertaining story with Marlene giving a wonderful performance. She is always fascinating to watch. Great costumes, good art direction. It's always interesting and the supporting cast is great.

James Higgins

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