Desiree ★★½ 1954
A romanticized historical epic about Napoleon and his 17-year-old mistress, Desiree. Based on the novel by Annemarie Selinko. Slightly better than average historical fiction piece. 110m/C Charlotte Austin, Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Merle Oberon, Michael Rennie, Cameron Mitchell, Elizabeth Sellars, Cathleen Nesbitt; D: Henry Koster; W: Daniel Taradash; C: Milton Krasner; M: Alex North.