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Napoléon (1955)

From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte's life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Director:

Sacha Guitry

Writers:

Sacha Guitry (conceived by), Sacha Guitry | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Régnault de Saint-Jean d'Angély
Jeanne Boitel Jeanne Boitel ... Madame de Dino
Pierre Brasseur ... Le vicomte Paul de Barras
Gianna Maria Canale ... Pauline Borghese
Pauline Carton ... Une aubergiste
Jean Chevrier ... Le général Duroc
Danielle Darrieux ... Eléonore Denuelle
Clément Duhour ... Le maréchal Michel Ney
Jacques Dumesnil ... Le maréchal Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte
O.W. Fischer ... Le prince Karl von Metternich
Jean Gabin ... Le maréchal Jean Lannes
Daniel Gélin ... Napoléon Bonaparte - jeune
Cosetta Greco Cosetta Greco ... Elisa Baccioli
Sacha Guitry ... Le prince Charles de Talleyrand
Madeleine Lebeau ... Emilie Pellapra
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Storyline

Orson Welles è Hudson Lowe in questa mega produzione cinematografica che racconta scorci ed episodi della vita di Napoleone. Written by rosebud6

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 March 1955 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Napoleon See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several battalions of Senegalese and Annamite soldiers were mobilized for the battle scenes. See more »

Goofs

The narration by the character of Talleyrand is purportedly spoken in 1821-1822, shortly after Napoléon Bonaparte's death. However, in the last scene Talleyrand describes Napoleon's reburial which happened in 1840, even though Talleyrand himself died in 1838. See more »

Quotes

Bonaparte: Joseph, I've just been born! Goodbye you British! Goodbye!
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Connections

Referenced in Cinéastes de notre temps: Sacha Guitry (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Plaisir d'amour
Music by Jean-Paul Martini
Lyrics from a poem by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian
Sung by Luis Mariano
(1760)
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great comment on napoleon's comment
8 September 2009 | by radu_cucraciunSee all my reviews

i'm sorry but for such a big fan of hist(e)orical accuracy i think, and it is just a honest opinion that you should have made a spell check on your post. Then you would have acknowledged the fact that the word "emporor" written with a capital E does not restore the Emperor's honor not even when compared to Sacha Guitry's terrible attempt...But your little spelling error tells us more about the "type of cat" you are more then it tells us about Guitry's failure to satisfy your taste in historical re- enactments. I'ts not like you had to direct a whole movie...you just made a small comment on it...and look how it turned out...well good chance in finding something better then Abel Gance's silly re-enactment...as if artistic films should do just that...re-enact things as close as possible to your own petty little view...and i see that you are not only an expert in historical movies and how they should be done, but that you are also an expert in type casting, movie business and what not...it's good to see that people like you are still around, so the whole thing doesn't crumble to pieces... keep up the good work of being you, and long live the Emporor...right right?


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