Lady Oscar

Lady Oscar (1979)

The glamour, the strife, the intrigue of 18th century France!

  • Genre: History, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1979-03-03
  • User Rating: 5.3/10 from 28 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TOHO
  • Production Country: France, Japan
  • Director: Jacques Demy
star 5.3/10
From 28 Ratings


Oscar François de Jarjayes was born female, but her father insisted she be raised as a boy as he had no sons. She becomes the captain of the guards at Versailles under King Louis XVI and Marie Antonette. Her privileged, noble life comes under fire as she discovers the hard life of the poor people of France. She is caught up in the French Revolution, and must choose between her loyalty and love.

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  • Catriona MacColl

    as Oscar François de Jarjayes
  • Barry Stokes

    as André Grandier
  • Jonas Bergström

    as Hans Axel von Fersen
  • Christine Böhm

    as Marie Antoinette
  • Terence Budd

    as Louis XVI
  • Patsy Kensit

    as young Oscar François de Jarjayes
  • Mark Kingston

    as Général de Jarjayes
  • Georges Wilson

    as M. de Bouillé, French Guard General
  • Martin Potter

    as Comte de Giraudet, Oscar's Fiancé
  • Sue Lloyd

    as Comtesse Gabrielle de Polignac
  • Anouska Hempel

    as Jeanne Vallois / Jeanne de la Motte
  • Mike Marshall

    as Nicolas de la Motte
  • Christopher Ellison

    as Maximilien de Robespierre
  • Constance Chapman

    as La nourrice
  • Gregory Floy

    as Cardinal de Rohan
  • Shelagh McLeod

    as Rosalie Vallois
  • Michael Osborne

    as Bernard Chatelet, Rosalie's Lover
  • Angela Thorne

    as Mme Bertin, the Queen's Dressmaker
  • Paul Spurrier

    as Louis Joseph
  • Rose Mary Dunham

    as Marquise de Boulainvilliers
  • Patrick Allen

  • Nicholas Amer

    as M. De Chantilly, the pistol duelist
  • Jean Boissery

    as Le soldat qui tend le pamphlet
  • Armelle Bonnot

    as La suivante de la Reine
  • François Brincourt

  • Andrew Bagley

    as André as a child
  • Michèle Cahier

    as Une couturière
  • Patrick Floersheim

    as Oscar's sword adversaire in tavern
  • David Gabison

    as L'accoucheur
  • Steve Gadler

    as Un soldat insolent
  • Gary Granville

  • Vincent Grass

    as Un soldat insolent
  • Consuelo De Haviland

    as Oscar's pair at the Black Ball
  • Jeffrey Kime

    as L'importun au bal royal
  • Caroline Loeb

  • Claire Maubert

  • Jacques Maury

    as Le baron de Breteuil
  • Timothy Morand

    as Un ivrogne
  • Mario Pecqueur

  • Michael Petrovitch

    as Charles-Alexandre de Calonne
  • Dane Porret

    as M. Léonard, le coiffeur
  • John Charles Sabain

  • James Schuman

  • John Tordoff

  • Denis Trindler

  • Dominique Varda

    as Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun
  • Monique Vermeer

  • Robin Whitecross

    as Une couturière
  • Sandy Whitelaw

    as Un invité au bal noir
  • Lambert Wilson

    as Un soldat insolent
  • Sylvia Zerbib

    as Une couturière
Directing Jacques Demy Director
Writing Jacques Demy Adaptation
Sound Michel Legrand Original Music Composer
Writing Jacques Demy Screenplay
Camera Jean Penzer Director of Photography
Writing Patricia Louisianna Knop Screenplay
Writing Patricia Louisianna Knop Adaptation
Writing Riyoko Ikeda Comic Book
Production Yoshiko Shibata Associate Producer
Production Yoriko Shinozaki Associate Producer
Production Agnès Varda Executive Producer
Production Mataichirô Yamamoto Producer
Production Kazuo Munakata Producer's Assistant
Editing Paul Davies Editor
Production Anita Benoist Casting
Production Rose Tobias Shaw Casting
Art Bernard Evein Production Design
Art Bernard Evein Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline Moreau Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Alex Archambault Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Patrick Archambault Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Alexandre Marcus Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Éliane Marcus Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Masayochi Ohtake Makeup Artist