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Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954)

Si Versailles m'était conté (original title)
The history of the palace of Versailles from it's founding to the present.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jacques Damiens
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Le cardinal de Rohan
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Fénelon
Jeanne Boitel ...
Madame de Sevigné
Gilbert Bokanowski ...
Louis XVI (as Gilbert Boka)
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Un guide du musée de Versailles
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Cagliostro
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Turenne
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Rivarol
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Madame de Montespan
Nicole Courcel ...
Madame de Chalis
Danièle Delorme ...
Louison Chabray
Yves Deniaud ...
Le paysan
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Jean Collinet
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Witty narration follows the history of Versailles Palace; founded by Louis XIII, enlarged by autocratic Louis XIV, whose personal affairs and amours, and those of his two successors, are followed in more detail to the start of the Revolution, after which the story is brought rapidly up to date. A huge cast plays mainly historical persons who appear briefly. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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8 March 1957 (USA)  »

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French visa # 14399 delivered on 8-2-1954. See more »

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Featured in Sacha Guitry et le cinéma: un amour masqué (2007) See more »

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Le Ça Ira
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Written by Claude Balbastre (1793), Adapted by Jean Françaix
Performed by Georges Tzipine Et Son Orchestre
Sung by Édith Piaf
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a beautiful picture book
6 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

a few historical errors, but a lovingly told story with a great cast.

Sacha Guitry, in the last years of his life made two excellent movies, this one and "Napoléon". He later made "Si Paris m'était conté" which is better forgotten.


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