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The Affair of the Necklace ()


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In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless... See more »

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Jeanne St. Remy de Valois
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Cardinal Louis de Rohan
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Rétaux de Vilette
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Count Nicolas De La Motte
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Minister Breteuil
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Marie-Antoinette
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Count Cagliostro
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Young Jeanne
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Minister of Titles
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Monsieur Bohmer
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Monsieur Bassenge
Frank McCusker ...
Abel Duphot
Simon Shackleton ...
Louis XVI
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Nicole Leguay d'Oliva
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
President D'Aligre
James Vaughan ...
Magistrate Titon
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Magistrate de Marce
Kristina Bill ...
Irène de Valois
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Darnell de Valois
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Madame Pomfré
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Madame Campan
Victoria Shalet ...
Colleen
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Pierre Charron
Michel D'Oz ...
Marquis de Favras (as Michael D'Oz)
Donna Flandrin ...
Dowager in Boat
Liz Baker ...
Dowager in Boat
Dick Brannick ...
Gamekeeper
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The Princess Royal
Thomas Dodgson-Gates ...
The Dauphin
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Madame de Largo
Illona Linthwaite ...
Madame Briffault
Miranda Pleasence ...
Rosalie
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Dr. Legear
Mélodie Berenfeld ...
Mademoiselle Subur
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Baron Courchamps
Niky Wardley ...
Madame de Neiss
Bill Thomas ...
Tailor
Emma Wride ...
Tailor's Daughter
Stephen Noonan ...
Camille Desmoulins
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Mademoiselle in Pink
William Chubb ...
Gendarme
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Demonstrating Girl
Jocelyn Linder ...
Angry Demonstrator
John Comer ...
Angry Demonstrator (as John Commer)
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Sanson
Christopher Logue ...
Sir Hargrave
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Lady Standish
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Dove (scenesDeleted)
Matej Portes
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Directed by

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Charles Shyer

Written by

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John Sweet ... (written by)

Produced by

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Stacey Attanasio ... co-producer
Kira Davis ... co-producer
Nigel Goldsack ... associate producer
Broderick Johnson ... producer
Andrew A. Kosove ... producer
Nava Levin ... line producer: additional shoot
Redmond Morris ... producer
Charles Shyer ... producer

Music by

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David Newman

Cinematography by

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Ashley Rowe ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Moritz

Editorial Department

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Glenn Cowan ... assistant film editor
Peter Ettinger ... assistant film editor
Dale E. Grahn ... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Monika Hlavatá ... editing assistant: Prague
Lionel Johnson ... assistant film editor
Ivan Martin del Campo ... apprentice film editor
Michelle Mendenhall ... first assistant film editor
Tia Nolan ... additional film editor
Daniel R. Padgett ... first assistant film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter
Kristen Young ... post-production assistant (as Kristin Young)
Babette Dickerson ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Mark Bennett
Billy Hopkins
Suzanne Smith

Production Design by

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Alex McDowell

Art Direction by

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Jean-Michel Ducourty
Jean-Michel Hugon ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Philippe Turlure

Costume Design by

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Milena Canonero

Makeup Department

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Claudia Bianchi ... hair stylist: Prague
Angela Bolli ... hair stylist: Prague
Jana Carboni ... assistant makeup artist
Iole Cecchini ... hair stylist
Desideria Corridoni ... hair stylist
Maria Teresa Corridoni ... supervising hair stylist
Paolo Franceschi ... hair stylist
Alberta Giuliani ... hair stylist
Isabella Gonzalez ... hair stylist: Prague
Enrico Iacoponi ... makeup artist
Carla Indoni ... hair stylist: Prague
Vincenzo Mastrantonio ... makeup artist (as Enzo Mastrantonio)
Mario Michisanti ... key makeup artist
Radek Petr ... makeup assistant: Prague
Zdena Prchlíková ... hair stylist: Prague (as Zdena Prchlikova)
Frantisek Prihoda ... makeup assistant: Prague
Barry Richardson ... hair stylist: Prague
Gino Tamagnini ... key makeup artist
Laura Tonello ... assistant makeup artist
Eva Ungrová-Malíková ... hair stylist: Prague (as Eva Ungrova)
Monika Fischer-Vorauer ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Pamela Roth ... makeup artist: Los Angeles tests (uncredited)
Daniela Skala ... crowd makeup & hair artist (uncredited)
Renate Skala ... crowd hair stylist (uncredited)
Zoe Tahir ... dailies hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Sandrine Ageorges ... unit manager: Paris
Brad Arensman ... post-production supervisor
Jean-Pierre Avice ... production manager: Paris
Jana Hrbková ... unit manager: Prague (as Jana Hrbkova)
John Kay ... production manager: Prague
Ales Komárek ... production supervisor: Prague (as Ales Komarek)
Petr Moravec ... production supervisor: Prague
Ondrej Nerud ... production manager: Prague
Jan Unger ... unit manager: second unit, Prague

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Campi-Lemaire ... second assistant director: Paris
Mishka Cheyko ... first assistant director
Yann Cuinet ... third assistant director: Paris
Roman Fara ... second assistant director: Prague
Richard Graysmark ... second assistant director
Alice Ronovska ... first assistant director: Prague
Nick Shuttleworth ... co-third assistant director
Alex Streeter ... third assistant director
Marie Rolindes ... third assistant director: Paris (uncredited)
Adrian Toynton ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Les Andrews ... stand-by props
Jakub Berdych ... stand-by painter: Prague
Matthieu Beutter ... assistant art director: Prague
Mark Lambert Bristol ... key storyboard artist (as Mark Bristol)
Miroslav Buberle ... props: Prague
Stepan Cerveny ... assistant construction manager: Prague
Benoît Clémenceau ... props buyer (as Benoit Clemenceau)
Miluse Doubravova ... props coordinator: Prague / props interpreter: Prague
Alain Dufrenoy ... chief painter
Jaromir Franta ... scenic artist: Prague
Ian Fryer ... storeperson
Jean-Paul Gaillot ... chief construction: Paris
Denis Gambs ... chief carpenter: Paris
Christophe Hugon ... swing gang: Paris
Danny Hunter ... property master
Roman Illovsky ... draftsperson: Prague
Vladimir Janosek ... property master: Prague
Adam Jirkal ... model maker: Prague
Miroslav Karmazin ... props: Prague
Jacques Kazandian ... chief draper (as Jacques Kazandjian)
John Knight ... chargehand dresser
Lenka Kourilova ... props interpreter: Prague
Karel Kucera ... props: Prague
Martin Kurel ... art director: Prague
Dita Lampová ... draftsperson: Prague (as Dita Lampova)
Stéphane Le Lièvre ... chief painter (as Stephane Lelievre)
Edita Leva ... art department interpreter: Prague
P.K. MacCarthy ... storyboard artist (as Kevin McCarthy)
Peter Manger ... property trainee stand-by
André Marchandet ... chief plasterer: Paris (as Andre Marchandet)
Adam Marcias ... swing gang: Paris
Philippe Margottin ... props: Paris
Colin Mutch ... stand-by props
Vladimir Planansky ... construction manager: Prague
Lucie Pokorná ... art department runner: Prague (as Lucie Pokorna)
Arnaud Putman ... assistant props
Marketa Puzmanova ... art department coordinator: Prague
Jacques Quinternet ... props buyer
Peter Ramsey ... storyboard artist
Marek Sima ... stand-by props: Prague
Caroline Sina ... chief draper
Michal Slama ... art department interpreter: Prague
Stanislav Suva ... scenic artist: Prague
Dalibor Tvrznik ... swing gang: Prague
David Voborsky ... assistant art director: Prague
Howard Weaver ... scenic artist: Prague
Pavel Werner ... swing gang: Prague
Radan Kapinos ... stand-by props: Prague (uncredited)
Gary Damian Thomas ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Laura Harris Atkinson ... dialogue editor (as Laura Harris)
Jean-Marie Blondel ... sound mixer: Paris
Kerry Carmean-Williams ... sound editor (as Kerry Carmean)
Gail Clark Burch ... adr editor (as Gail Clark)
Tony Dawe ... production sound mixer
Dino Dimuro ... foley editor
Jim Fitzpatrick ... re-recording mixer
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer
Adam Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Randy Kelley ... sound editor
Tony Lamberti ... sound designer
Kimaree Long ... dialogue editor
James Moriana ... foley artist (as Jim Moriana)
Kelly Oxford ... supervising sound editor
Frédéric Pardon ... boom operator: Paris (as Frederic Pardon)
Michelle Pazer ... adr editor
Scott Sanders ... sound editor
Katrina Siegmund ... assistant sound editor
David Stanke ... assistant sound editor
Pál Szûrös ... boom operator: Prague (as Pal Szuros)
Vojtech Vetrovec ... cable person: Prague
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist (as Jeff Wilhoit)
Michael D. Wilhoit ... supervising sound editor (as Mike Wilhoit)
Wendy Czajkowsky ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Kimaree Long ... adr editor (uncredited)
Colin Nicolson ... additional sound crew (uncredited)
John Warhurst ... adr & crowd editor: UK (uncredited)

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Kamil Jaffar ... special effects technician: Prague
Martin Kulhanek ... special effects supervisor: Prague
Frantisek Mesícek ... special effects technician: Prague (as Frantisek Mesicek)
Gilbert Piéri ... special effects supervisor: Paris (as Gilbert Pieri)
Jirí Vojtech ... special effects technician: Prague (as Jiri Vojtech)
Dave Crownshaw ... snow effects supervisor (uncredited)
Martin 'Marty' McLaughlin ... snow effects technician (uncredited)
Kevin Pike ... special effects supervisor: preproduction (uncredited)
Stephen Shelley ... snow effects technician (uncredited)
Lucien Stephenson ... snow effects supervisor (uncredited)

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Tabitha Dean ... visual effects editorial: CFC
Julia Egerton ... digital lab: CFC (as Julie Egerton)
Ian Fellows ... digital paint artist: CFC
Adam Glasman ... digital lab: CFC
Darrel Griffin ... digital lab: CFC
Henrik Hoffgaard ... digital lab: CFC (as Henrik Hoffgard)
Jan Hogevold ... head of digital lab: CFC
Merrin Jensen ... digital lab: CFC (as Merrin Jenson)
Drew Jones ... visual effects producer: CFC
Roz Lowrie ... visual effects editorial: CFC
Stephen Murphy ... CG animator: CFC
Mark Nelmes ... digital visual effects supervisor: CFC
Dominic Parker ... supervising CG animator: CFC
Dominic Sidoli ... visual effects coordinator: CFC
Gavin Toomey ... compositing artist: CFC
Ken Dackermann ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ondrej Stibinger ... telecine colorist dailies (uncredited)

Stunts

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Rudolf Bok ... stunts: Prague
Jiri First ... stunts: Prague
Michal Grün ... stunts: Prague (as Michael Grun)
Rene Hajek ... stunts: Prague
Petr Hnetkovský ... stunts: Prague (as Petr Hnetkovsky)
Jiri Horky ... stunts: Prague
Pavel Hulinko ... stunts: Prague
Petr Hynek ... stunts: Prague
Dusan Hyska ... stunts: Prague
Paul Jennings ... stunt coordinator
Jindrich Klaus ... stunts: Prague
Pavel Kratky ... stunts: Prague
Jiri Kraus ... stunts: Prague
Robert Lahoda ... stunts: Prague
Dimo Lipitkovsky ... stunts: Prague
David Listvan ... stunts: Prague
Ivan Listvan ... stunts: Prague
Jaroslav Peterka ... assistant stunt coordinator: Prague / stunt coordinator (as Peterka Jaroslav)
Miroslav Lhotka ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tomas Belohradsky ... assistant video assist operator: Prague
Martin Brych ... camera loader: Prague second unit
Martin Bublik ... electrician: Prague
Peter Byrne ... clapper loader
Pavel Caslavsky ... gaffer: Prague
Milan Chadima ... director of photography: second unit
Ian Clark ... focus puller
Murray Close ... still photographer
Tony Devlin ... rigging gaffer
John Evans ... clapper loader
Darren Harvey ... best boy electric
Tomás Hruska ... focus puller: Prague second unit (as Tomas Hruska)
Radek Kapusta ... grip: Prague
Václav Korcik ... best boy electric: Prague (as Vaclav Korcik)
Karel Kralik ... electrician: Prague
Andy Long ... gaffer
Vince McGahon ... steadicam operator: Prague
Seamus McSwiney ... video operator: Paris
René Michalicka ... pre-rigging gaffer: Prague
Jirí Nosek ... electrician: Prague (as Jiri Nosek)
Jirí Novak ... pre-rigging electrician: Prague (as Jiri Novak)
Giles Nuttgens ... director of photography: title sequence
Andy Ormesher ... chargehand rigger (as Andy Ormersher)
Miroslav Pavlik ... video assist operator: Prague
Alastair Rae ... steadicam operator: Paris
John Robinson ... dolly grip
Roland Safr ... generator operator: Prague
Prokop Satochin ... grip: Prague
Jaromir Simek ... pre-rigging electrician: Prague
Petr Svoboda ... electrician: Prague
Alf Tramontin ... steadicam operator: Prague
Alain Valdebouze ... key grip: Paris
Petr Valenta ... pre-rigging electrician: Prague
Chris Banting ... dolly operator: "a" camera (uncredited)
Jean-François Drigeard ... gaffer (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Voisin ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Molly Clayton ... casting assistant: New York
William Davies ... casting assistant: UK (as Will Davies)
Deborah Maxwell Dion ... casting associate: Los Angeles
Maureen Duff ... casting assistant: UK
Louis Elman ... adr voice casting
Alberte Garo ... extras casting: Paris
Gail Stevens ... casting: UK

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rosanna Andreoni ... wardrobe mistress
Tereza Bradova ... interpreter: Prague wardrobe department (as Tereza Bradacova)
Francesca Brunori ... assistant costume designer
Agata Cannizzaro ... assistant costume designer
Anne-Marie Castaño-Padovan ... costume assistant (as Anna Marie Castano Padovan)
Nathalie Cercuel ... costumer: Paris
Patricia Colin ... costumer: Paris
Iva Dobrovska ... interpreter: Prague wardrobe department
Jasna Dolejsi ... wardrobe assistant: Prague
Ilona Holeckova ... costume cutter: Prague / tailor: Prague
Claudette Lilly ... costume assistant
Gabriella Loria ... assistant costume designer (as Gabriella Louise Loria)
Rossano Marchi ... assistant costume designer
Mara Masiero ... costume assistant
Germinal Rangel ... costume supervisor
Cristiana Ricceri ... costume assistant (as Christiana Ricceri)
Maria Pia Rossi ... costume cutter / tailor
Jana Smetanova ... wardrobe assistant: Prague
Florentina Tica ... costume assistant
Jana Vanova ... wardrobe assistant: Prague
Jarka Vesela ... wardrobe mistress: Prague

Location Management

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Claire Augé ... location manager: Paris
Isabelle Gautier ... supervising location manager: Paris
Dan Hampel ... location manager: Prague (as Daniel Hampel)
Petr Kalina ... location manager: Prague
Jiri Kotlas ... assistant location manager: Prague (as Jiri 'Effa' Kotlas)
Olivier Servanin ... location manager: Paris
Ivan Vakarac ... location manager: Prague
Jiri Krejcir ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bruce Botnick ... scoring mixer
Elin Carlson ... chorus
Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor
Vivien Ellis ... music researcher
Marty Frasu ... scoring sound designer
Richard A. Harrison ... music editor
Gregory Jamrok ... orchestrator
Rebecca R. Liddle ... orchestrator
Jill Meyers ... music clearance
David Newman ... orchestrator
Krystyna Newman ... scoring consultant
Bobbi Page ... vocal contractor
Paul Rabjohns ... music editor: temp music
Jeanette Surga ... music editor
Joan Beal ... singer (uncredited)
Andrew Silver ... music supervisor (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Segolene Amice ... driver: Paris
Martin Cerny ... driver: Prague
Jaroslav Cirkva ... driver: Prague
Catherine Denoyelle ... transportation captain: Paris
Dominik Houska ... driver: Prague
Pavel Jumar ... driver: Prague
Petr Jumar ... driver: Prague
Jan Kuzelik ... driver: Prague
Franklin Pedrosa ... transportation manager: Paris
Jirí Ris ... driver: Prague (as Jiri Ris)
Jiri Svenek ... driver: Prague
Vladimir Vonasek Jr. ... driver: Prague
Vladimir Vonasek ... driver: Prague
Frantisek Zunt ... driver: Prague
Jean-Marie Modet ... production driver: Paris (uncredited)
Olivier Suffert ... production driver: Charles Shyer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Lea Andrlinková ... production assistant: Prague (as Lea Andrlinkova)
Julie Avice ... office production assistant: Paris
S.J. Berwin ... legal services
Cynthia Blaise ... additional dialect coach
Bruce A. Block ... filmic consultant
Christine Bodelot ... production accountant: Paris
Jan Boucek ... unit nurse: Prague
Derek Boyes ... assistant: Charles Shyer
Catherine Brianza ... accountant: Paris
François Broussard ... accountant: Paris (as François Brossard)
Maria Luisa Capobasso ... milliner
Joanny Carpentier ... production coordinator: Paris
Magda Chýlková ... assistant accountant: Prague (as Magda Chylkova)
Sarka Cimbalova ... production coordinator: Prague
Dagmara Cisarovska ... interpreter: Prague make-up/hair department (as Dagmar Cisarovska)
Rudy Darden ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Vicki Deason ... London contact: Help! Unlimited (as Vicky Manning)
Eva Decastelo ... production assistant: Prague (as Eva Aichmajerova)
Judy Dickerson ... dialect coach (as Judi Dickerson)
Diana Dill ... script supervisor
Zbynek Dolezal ... unit nurse: Prague
Deirdre Doorley ... travel coordinator
Barbora Drevikovska ... assistant: Ms. Swank, Prague
Rachel Eggebeen ... assistant: Charles Shyer
Joan Eisenberg ... unit publicist
Jakub Eliasek ... production assistant: Prague
Christopher Fealy ... assistant: Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson
Veronika Goccova ... production assistant: Prague (as Veronika Gocova)
Michael Goldberg ... production controller (as Mike Goldberg)
Thomas Graham II ... pro tools technician
Linda Gregory ... production accountant
Vaclav Hanka ... production assistant: Prague (as Vaclav 'Vendelin' Hanka)
Elizabeth Himelstein ... additional dialect coach (as Liz Himmelstein)
Polly Hope ... assistant production coordinator
Chris Huddleston ... assistant: Charles Shyer (as Christopher Huddleston)
Emma James ... assistant production coordinator: Prague
Ricky Jay ... technical consultant
Karel Korejs ... cashier: Prague
Libor Kurka ... horse master: Prague
Ashifa Lalani ... assistant accountant
Michel Lebranchu ... horse master: Paris
Anezka Lencova ... accomodations coordinator: Prague
Gina Leonard ... assistant: Kira Davis
Karri Lucas ... assistant: Kira Davis
Sarah Millar ... location accountant (as Sarah Miller)
Nicole Miloux ... accountant: Paris
Sam Montiforte ... post-production accountant
Christi Moore-Brantley ... production controller (as Christi Brantley)
Belita Moreno ... acting consultant
Ali Moshref ... assistant accountant
Larry Moss ... acting consultant
Joe Murphy ... midi import
Jana Nemcova ... trainee script supervisor: Prague
Geraldine Niche ... production secretary: Paris
Petra Novotná ... coordinator: Prague horse and carriage (as Petra Novotna)
Anna Orazi ... workshop mistress
Lisa Parker ... production coordinator
Kate Penlington ... assistant: Redmond Morris
Jiri Rezac ... extras coordinator: Prague
Dagmara Rezacova ... extras coordinator: Prague
John Rodd ... crewman: Newman scoring Stage
Jean-Louis Rodrigue ... movement specialist: Hilary Swank
Lubica Ruzickova ... interpreter: Prague accounts
Jindra Sladek ... production assistant: Prague
Molly Smith ... assistant: Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson
Sarka Smolcakova ... production assistant: Prague
Ladislav Spica ... extras coordinator: Prague
Darko Stavrik ... production assistant: Prague
Tom Steel ... crewman: Newman scoring Stage (as Tom Steele)
Danuse Supkova ... unit nurse: Prague
Trystram Sylvain ... assistant: Ms. Swank, Paris (as Sylvain Trystram)
David Vinar ... production assistant: Prague
Pavel Vokoun ... horse master: Prague
Kirsten Wing ... travel coordinator: Paris
Christopher Wride ... historical consultant
Keith Young ... choreographer
Julia Alexander ... director associate (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker ... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Veronika Lencova ... production assistant (uncredited)
Erick M. Medina ... production insurance (uncredited)
Marc-Antoine Trani ... set runner (uncredited)
Vera Trousilová ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Garson Yu ... title designer (uncredited)

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Deva Anderson ... special thanks
Jerry Belson ... special thanks
Peter Chelsom ... special thanks
Mike Knobloch ... special thanks
Alan Mandel ... special thanks
Lani Pollock ... special thanks
Dorothy Shuford ... special thanks
Alan Spencer ... special thanks
Steve Tyrell ... special thanks
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Plot Summary

Paris, 1786: a woman in court. The Crown murdered her father for his views about the poor, now Jeanne wants her home and good name back. She believes all can be set right if she can talk to the Queen, whose House Minister rebuffs her. With the help of a courtside gigolo, she learns to use what others desire to get what she wants. She needs a patron: with forged letters, she convinces Cardinal de Rohan she is the Queen's confidante and can help him regain royal favor. Jeanne conspires to have the Cardinal purchase a fabulous diamond necklace for the Queen. He delivers it to Jeanne for Marie Antoinette. If the scheme breaks down, what then? Might this affair spark revolution? Written by

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Taglines This summer, one woman wins..... See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'affaire du collier (France)
  • Das Collier (Germany)
  • Das Halsband der Königin (Germany)
  • El misterio del collar (Spain)
  • O Caso do Colar (Portugal)
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  • 118 min
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Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $125,523, 02 Dec 2001

Did You Know?

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Trivia The mansion shown belonging to the Cardinal Louis de Rohan is actually the Chateau de Vaux-Le-Vicomte, built between 1658 and 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, Marquis de Belle Île, Viscount of Melun and Vaux, the superintendent of finances to Louis XIV. To ensure there was enough room for the Chateau and the planned gardens, three villages were bought and demolished. Fouquet was unfortunetly not able to enjoy the property for very long. In August of 1661, a few days after a ball, to which Lous XIV was invited, to celebrate the completion of the Chateau, the King had Fouquet arrested, charged with misappropriation of public funds, to pay for the lavish estate's construction. Fouquet was imprisoned for life, and his wife exiled. The King bought or confiscated many of the furnishings and works of art on the property, and hired the team responsible for its construction to design and build the Palace of Versailles. The property was returned to Madame Fouquet in the mid 1670s. The Chateau was never the property of the Cardinal, nor did he ever live there. In 1705, shortly after the death of her husband and son, Madame Fouquet sold the Chateau to the Marshall Villars, one of Louis XIV's most trusted Generals. He bought it sight unseen. His son would sell the property to the Duke de Praslin in 1764, and his descendants kept the property for over one hundred years. It was eventually bought, in a sad state of disrepairs, and with the gardens overgrown, and uncared for, by the Sommier family, who restored the gardens and the Chateau. The Sommier still own Vaux-le-Vicomte, and the Chateau is now open to the public. The Chateau has cropped up frequently in movies and television shows, most memorably as the home "rebuilt stone by stone in California" by the villain Drax in the James Bond film Moonraker (1979). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 'The Affair of the Necklace': The Making of a Scandal (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Movement I: Mercy See more »
Quotes [Nicolas, lying on a table in pain as a doctor tries removes the bullet from his behind]
Count Nicolas De La Motte: Goddamn! Goddamn! Are you digging for potatoes? Go easy!
Dr. Legear: I did not tell how to get this projectile where it is! Do not presume to tell me how to get it out!
[takes swig of drink and goes back to work]
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