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Director:
Writers:
Sacha Guitry (screenplay) and
Christian-Jaque (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 April 1938 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Three narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Delightful See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Jacqueline Delubac ... Françoise Martin / Mary Queen of Scots / Josephine
Sacha Guitry ... Jean Martin / François I / Barras / Napoleon III

Lyn Harding ... Equerry (English narrator) / Henry VIII
Renée Saint-Cyr ... Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne
Enrico Glori ... Chamberlain (Italian narrator)
Ermete Zacconi ... Pope Clement VII
Barbara Shaw ... Anne Boleyn
Marguerite Moreno ... Catherine de Medicis (1860) / Empress Eugenie (1914)

Arletty ... Queen of Abyssinia

Marcel Dalio ... Abyssinian Minister (as Dalio)
Claude Dauphin ... Italian in Abyssinia
Robert Seller ... Englishman in Abyssinia
Ponzio ... Singing worker
Andrews Engelmann ... The Robber (as Engelman)
Yvette Pienne ... Queen Mary Tudor / Queen Elizabeth I / Queen Victoria
Raimu ... Industrialist
Lisette Lanvin ... Femme du monde / Reine Victoria (jeune)
Pierre Juvenet ... L'expert
Henri Crémieux ... Auctioneer
Aimé Simon-Girard ... Henri IV
Germaine Aussey ... Gabrielle d'Estrées
Simone Renant ... Madame Du Barry
Damia ... Woman of the People
Di Mazzei ... Sans-coulotte

Jean-Louis Barrault ... Young Bonaparte (as J.L. Barrault)
Robert Pizani ... Talleyrand (as Pizani)
Émile Drain ... Napoleon I (1815)
Huguette Duflos ... Queen Hortense
Raymonde Allain ... Empress Eugenie (1865)
Violet Farebrother ... An Old Lady
Rosine Deréan ... Young girl / Catherine d'Aragon
Marie Leconte ... A Woman in Misery
Pierre Magnier ... An Old Lord
Cécile Sorel ... A Courtesan
Lilie Granval ... Soprano
Jean Coquelin ... An Old man
Gaston Dubosc ... A Grand Duke
Pauline Carton ... Femme du Chambre
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anaclara ... La négresse
Colette Borelli ... Mary Stuart (girl)
Julien Clément ... Le gigolo
Marfa d'Hervilly ... La vieille courtisane
Denis de Marney ... Darnley
Aline Debray
Dynalik ... Le petit rat
Georges Fels
Eugénie Fougère ... La vieille coquette
Gary Garland ... Une passagère sur le Normandie
Anthony Gildès ... Le vieil hongrois
Georges Grey ... Le jeune hongrois
Geneviève Guitry (as Geneviève de Saint Jean)
Lautner ... Le Titien
Oléo ... La petite poule
Jacqueline Pacaud ... Jane Seymour
Annie Rozanne
Léon Walther ... Anne de Montmorency
Laurence Atkins ... Madame Tallien / Madame d'Estampes (uncredited)
Jacques Berlioz ... Bit part (uncredited)
Humberto Catalano ... Spanelli (uncredited)
James Craven ... Hans Holbein (uncredited)
Derrick De Marney ... Darnley (uncredited)
Fred Duprez ... American (uncredited)
Romuald Joubé ... Clouet (uncredited)
Darling Légitimus ... (uncredited)
Percy Marmont ... Cardinal Wolsey (uncredited)
Paulette Élambert ... Catherine de Medicis (girl) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sacha Guitry 
 
Writing credits
Sacha Guitry (screenplay) (as L'Auteur) and
Christian-Jaque (screenplay)

Produced by
Serge Sandberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jean Françaix 
 
Cinematography by
Jules Kruger  (as J. Kruger)
 
Film Editing by
William Barache  (as W. Barache)
Myriam Borsoutsky  (as Myriam)
 
Art Direction by
Jean Perrier 
 
Costume Design by
Georges K. Benda  (as G.K. Benda)
 
Production Management
François Carron .... unit manager (as F. Caron)
Serge Sandberg .... production manager
René Montis .... assistant unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Fossard .... assistant director
Guy Lacourt .... assistant director
Jeanne Étiévant .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Marcel Courmes .... sound recordist (as M. Courmes)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Fossard .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Georges Derveaux .... conductor (as M. Derveaux)
Orchestre Pasdeloup .... orchestra
 

Production Companies
  • Cinéas (as une production Serge Sandberg)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les perles de la couronne" - France (original title)
"Sacha Guitry's The Pearls of the Crown (Les perles de la couronne)" - USA (video box title)
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Runtime:
118 min | USA:105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric)
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Delightful, 10 February 2003
Author: molefsky from Reston, VA

This unusual tri-lingual (French, English, Italien) film traces the history of seven pearls acquired at the behest of Pope Clement who gave them to Catherine d'Medici. The pearls are passed down to Mary, Queen of Scots. At the time of Mary's execution the pearls are stolen and separated. Four of them become part of the crown of England. The characters then try to discover what happened to the other three pearls.

It is a delightful film with clever, amusing dialogue. At one point a character is instructed to only speak using adverbs. She does so in answering a string of questions. It is a marvelous scene. Anyone who gets a chance to see this film should do so.

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