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The Golden Coach (1952)

Le carrosse d'or (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama, History | 5 January 1954 (USA)
In Peru in the eighteenth century. Camilla, the star of a theater company, hesitates between three men. The Viceroy gives her his magnificent golden coach. A young Spanish officer suggests ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Camilla
Odoardo Spadaro ...
Don Antonio
Nada Fiorelli ...
Isabella
Dante ...
Duncan Lamont ...
Ferdinand, Le Viceroy
George Higgins ...
Martinez
Ralph Truman ...
Duc de Castro
Gisella Mathews ...
Marquise Irene Altamirano
Raf De La Torre ...
Le Procureur
Elena Altieri ...
Duchesse de Castro
Paul Campbell ...
Felipe
Riccardo Rioli ...
Ramon, le Toreador
William Tubbs ...
Aubergiste (as William C. Tubbs)
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Eveque de Carmol (de Comédie-Française)
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In Peru in the eighteenth century. Camilla, the star of a theater company, hesitates between three men. The Viceroy gives her his magnificent golden coach. A young Spanish officer suggests the two of them settle down together among Indians. Ramon, a torero, offers her a share of his glory. Written by Vincent Merlaud <merlaud@studi.mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Camilla: At the end of the second act, when Colombine goes, driven away by her masters, there is a tradition you seem not to know. The comedians bow to her.
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an entertaining novelty
23 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jean Renoir's colorful English language comedy is not the masterpiece prevailing critical opinion would have you believe ("riotously textural!" raved the Village Voice), but it is a pleasant and entertaining novelty. A spirited Anna Magnani leads a troupe of Italian actors to a Spanish colony in 18th century Peru, where the appreciative Viceroy rewards her talent (and beauty) with the gift of a golden coach, setting off a small political and romantic scandal. It plays for the most part not unlike a literate stage farce, and Renoir emphasizes the theatricality of the story by directing (and shooting) it like theatre, with deliberate, flat compositions and distracting color costumes; the action even begins on a legitimate stage, the walls of which 'disappear' as soon as Renoir's camera dollies into it. The (at the time) newly struck 1992 print, presented by Martin Scorsese, shows obvious evidence of restoration only in the curious epilogue, which brings the story back to its original stage setting, and appears to have been poorly reconstructed on video.


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