Désirée (1954)

Désirée (1954), directed by Henry Koster.

Opulent but dull Napoleonic romance. Total fantasy, not meant to be at all realistic. Based on historical characters but much fictionalized. The main character is dizzy and childlike; in reality she was even worse.

I was going to say Marlon Brando is wasted, but that's not quite true, he just makes it look easy. His Bonaparte is quite believable as the charismatic self-centered Great Man of history, the revolutionary who became a monarch, the general who abandoned his armies.

The aspect ratio is 2.55:1.

Twilight Time limited edition Blu-ray with isolated score but no subtitles. The high def image is very good for costumes and fabric textures. Mastered by Fox.