Dédé (1934)

  |  Comedy

Dédé (1934) Poster

Dedê is a young wealthy man who buys a shoe store, owned by his friend Robert, in order to receive more conveniently his mistress. Everyting seems fine and Dedê seems to be enjoying all of ... See full summary »


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

13 September 2020 | ulicknormanowen
| I would like to be in his /her shoes!
In the silent era , René Guissart was a renowned cameraman (he worked on the silent version of "Ben Hur "starring Navarro.)

His work as a director in the thirties is not devoid of interest : there are witty comedies ("prince de minuit" "toi,c'est moi" ,this movie) and even good melodrama ("Ménilmontant "(1936) ,arguably his best effort ,not to be mistaken for Kirsanoff's silent short :the plots are downright different )

"Dédé" is a musical ,but neither the songs nor the ballets are boring : the songs have aged well (one of which "dans la vie faut pas sans faire" -why worry in life?-, is still popular today in today's France ).The cast is perfect : Albert Préjean ,as a womanizer who sponges off his wealthy pal Dédé ;Claude Dauphin,as the cash cow, in love with a woman he mistakes for the prefect's wife -whereas she's Mrs Slipper(sic) , a shoes shopkeeper's missus .Now that he has bought the store ,he intends to use the back shop as a lounge ,to entertain his lovers ,particularly Mrs Chausson (Slipper).....much to his employee Denise' s annoyance :she has a crush on her boss ,and she goes as far as to write a letter to the prefect ,signed " a woman who wishes you well".

This unpretentious comedy is a fine display of misunderstandings , sudden new developments and even good puns .Higgledy-piggledy , a notary in love with a girl who could be his daughter who ends up in jail, a shoe shopkeepers ' strike, a belly dance .....and ,to top it all, Danielle Darrieux,on the threshold of one of the most brilliant careers in the cinema ,absolutely gorgeous and irresistible even when she puts on her vixen's act .

"Dédé " was feel good stuff for people of the thirties :and it's still working.

Did You Know?


Plot Summary




Release Date:

20 December 1934



Country of Origin


Contribute to this page

2020 Emmy Nominees In and Out of Character

Check out our gallery of the nominees in the leading and supporting acting categories in real life and as the characters they so brilliantly played.

View the full gallery

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com