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The Golden Coach (1952)

Le carrosse d'or (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, History | 5 January 1954 (USA)
Three men of varying social standing - a viceroy, a bullfighter, and a soldier - vie for the affections of an actress in 18th-century Peru.

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Jean Renoir

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Jean Renoir (story and screenplay), Jack Kirkland (story and screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Anna Magnani ... Camilla
Odoardo Spadaro Odoardo Spadaro ... Don Antonio
Nada Fiorelli Nada Fiorelli ... Isabella
Dante ... Arlequin
Duncan Lamont ... Ferdinand, Le Viceroy
George Higgins George Higgins ... Martinez
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... Duc de Castro
Gisella Mathews Gisella Mathews ... Marquise Irene Altamirano
Raf De La Torre Raf De La Torre ... Le Procureur
Elena Altieri Elena Altieri ... Duchesse de Castro
Paul Campbell Paul Campbell ... Felipe
Riccardo Rioli Riccardo Rioli ... Ramon, le Toreador
William Tubbs William Tubbs ... Aubergiste (as William C. Tubbs)
Jean Debucourt ... 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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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1954 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Francois Truffaut admired this film so much, he named his own production company (Les Films Du Carrosse) after it. See more »

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Camilla: [from the stage] Money. Always money. There must be more to life. Grieving in my heart, love struggles to awake.
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Where Gold Commands, Laughter Vanishes
10 March 2013 | by LobotomousMonkSee all my reviews

Renoir brought a new authorial voice to his work with The Diary of a Chambermaid which carried over into the "trilogy" of Carosse D'Or, French CanCan and Elena. The trilogy therefore is a bit of a misnomer despite Diary admittedly being more transitional than the three color productions which soon followed. Renoir introduces Carosse as a "fantasy" in the "spanish style" and it was at this time in his life where he was ready to dedicate himself to theater. The opening shot is a fantastic reflective juxtaposition of the theater stage and the cinema screen. Deep staging is important to the mise-en-scene, but there is little long take mobile framing. One-shot closeups, pov and shot-reverse-shot create a sense of psychological identification. The polyvocal system is less logical than Grande Illusion and more at the service of Magnani (much in the same way that Goddard was the focal point of Diary). A montage of shots connected through dissolves as well as the static camera solidify a sense of tableau fitting appropriately with the specularity of the commedia dell'arte theme. The viceroy is Camilla's muse sooner than the typical inverse. He provides a sensitivity that reminds of Le Baron in Bas Fonds... and his fascinations are just as patronizing and unsettling. There is a voyeuristic theme within the specular structure which raises questions about the great depth of field relating to privilege as opposed to realism. Renoir would take a new look at this at the end of Cancan when Gabin rehearses the performance in his mind from backstage. The Golden Coach is very much a film these for Renoir as he plays out the most important elements of his personal philosophy - that of internal and external truths and the masks that people wear to manage their relationship and mode of expression. For a fun, light film there is a lot of powerful expression in Carosse D'Or.


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