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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.


Jean Renoir


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 ... 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)


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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Jean Renoir actually made three versions of this film simultaneously, with dialogue in English, French and Italian respectively. He claimed he liked the English-language version best. See more »


Camilla: Felipe! Felipe, they like me! These people.
Felipe: Wait until you know them.
Camilla: I don't want to know them. I want to feel they're there. Like tonight. It was wonderful. Wonderful!
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Namesake of François Truffaut's film company
25 February 2005 | by citykidSee all my reviews

This film is really a masterpiece. This was also French director François Truffaut's opinion, and he named his film company "Les Films du Carrosse" as a tribute to it. I once read a review in which the critic expressed the opinion that Anna Magnani's looks couldn't make it likely that the male characters of the plot fell in love with her. But this is a complete misunderstanding of the story, it is not because of her beauty they love her, but because she makes them laugh, she brings them to that other world which theater creates. For aren't we all made of the same stuff dreams are made of, as the great Will once wrote?... If you haven't seen this film, don't wait if you get a chance to watch it. In France, where I live, it's not available in DVD yet, but since it recently came out in the US, and in Japan, I am looking forward to soon finding it here.

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