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Release Date:
5 January 1954 (USA) See more »
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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)
Robert Rietty ... Ramon (voice) (uncredited)
Rino ... Docteur Balanzon (uncredited)
Giulio Tedeschi ... Balthazar, le barbier (uncredited)

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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103 min | West Germany:94 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

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.See more »
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9 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
very pretty but dull, 13 November 2005
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I would say that the only reason I gave the film a 5 was because it was so darn pretty. The vivid Technicolor and the amazing sets were certainly impressive. But the story itself? It was so very dull and unengaging. The film was intended to look like a play within a movie and unfortunately, this was part of the problem--it lacked realism and seemed stagy. Also, the casting of Anna Magnani as the gorgeous and captivating lead was just completely wrong. It seemed to really stretch credibility to have the earthy and rather unattractive lady be so ardently pursued. The Viscount was willing to give every thing up for this lady, but I just couldn't see why. He barely knew her and she just looked old. I usually don't comment on the unattractiveness of a star, as this seems really shallow, but when the woman is so incorrectly portrayed as possessing intense sexual magnetism, it does affect the viewing experience.

I would also like to add that the music was great. This film and The Wild Child (Truffaut) both had scores from Antonio Vivaldi. Considering Vivaldi's been dead for more than 2 centuries, I doubt if he got any royalties!

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