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Writers:
Jean Renoir (story) and
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Release Date:
5 January 1954 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In Peru in the eighteenth century. Camilla, the star of a theater company, hesitates between three men... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Anna Magnani ... Camilla
Odoardo Spadaro ... Don Antonio
Nada Fiorelli ... Isabella
Dante ... Arlequin
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)
Jean Debucourt ... Eveque de Carmol (de Comédie-Française)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renato Chiantoni ... Capitaine Fracasse (uncredited)
Fedo Keeling ... Vicomte (uncredited)
Alfredo Kolner ... Florindo (uncredited)
Lina Marengo ... Vieille Comedienne (uncredited)
Cecil Mathews ... Le Baron (uncredited)
Alfredo Medini ... Polichinelle (uncredited)
Maja Niles ... Peruvian Noble (uncredited)
John Pasetti ... Capitaine des gardes (uncredited)
Juan Pérez ... (uncredited)
Rino ... Docteur Balanzon (uncredited)
Giulio Tedeschi ... Balthazar, le barbier (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jean Renoir 
 
Writing credits
Jean Renoir (story and screenplay) and
Jack Kirkland (story and screenplay) and
Renzo Avanzo (story and screenplay) and
Giulio Macchi (story and screenplay) and
Ginette Doynel (story and screenplay)

Prosper Mérimée (inspired by "Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement")

Produced by
Francesco Alliata .... producer
Renzo Avanzo .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Claude Renoir 
Ronald Hill (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
David Hawkins 
 
Production Design by
Mario Chiari 
 
Set Decoration by
Gino Brosio 
 
Costume Design by
Maria De Matteis 
 
Production Management
Giuseppe Bordogni .... production manager (as G. Bordogni)
Valentino Brosio .... production manager (as V. Brosio)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giulio Macchi .... second assistant director
Marc Maurette .... second assistant director
Vito Pandolfi .... assistant director
Jean-Claude Sée .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... construction department head (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joseph de Bretagne .... sound
Ovidio Del Grande .... sound assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe D'Amato .... still photographer (as Aristide Massaccesi)
Rodolfo Lombardi .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Gino Marinuzzi Jr. .... conductor
Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma .... orchestra
Antonio Vivaldi .... music: musical score selected from the works of
 
Other crew
Joan Bridge .... technicolor color consultant
Lee Kresel .... dialogue director (English version)
Enzo Musumeci Greco .... master of arms (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le carrosse d'or" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
103 min | West Germany:94 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Quotes:
Aubergiste:How do you like the New World?
Don Antonio:It will be nice when it's finished.
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
an entertaining novelty, 23 November 2010
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

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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