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The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or) (1953)

The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or) (1953)

The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or)




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Set in 18th-century South America, The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse D'Or) stars Anna Magnani as an earthy Commedia Del Arte performer. Magnani is lusted after by diplomat Duncan Lamont, who leaves both his job and his mistress to pursue the sexy actress. Also vying for Magnani's favors are a bullfighter and a nobleman. Magnani tries to avert bloodshed by giving away the Golden Coach that had been bestowed upon her by the expansive Lamont. When director Jean Renoir was asked if he intended The Golden Coach to be Pirandellian, what with its linking of reality and theatricality, Renoir responded that his intention was to establish that "life is life and the stage is the stage." Maybe so, but the film's brilliant Technicolor and superb performances easily transcend that mundane entity known as Real Life.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jean Renior, Ginette Doynel, Giulio Macchi, Renzo Avanzo, Jack Kirkland
In Theaters:
Criterion Collection


Anna Magnani
as Camilla
Odoardo Spadaro
as Don Antonio
Nada Fiorelli
as Isabella
as Harlequin
Joe Dante
as Hariequin
Raf De La Torre
as Chief Justice
Raf dela Torre
as Chief Justice
Riccardo Rioli
as Bullfighter
Gisella Matthews
as Marquise Irene Altam...
William Tubbs
as Innkeeper
Lina Marengo
as Old Actress
Renato Chiantoni
as Capt. Fracasse
Giulio Tedeschi
as Baldassare
Alfredo Medini
as Polichinelle
John Pasetti
as Captain of the Guard...
Cecil Mathews
as The Baron
Fedo Keeling
as The Viscount
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Critic Reviews for The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

As with all of Renoir`s films, it is impossible to define the tone of The Golden Coach, so smoothly does comedy shade into drama, joy into despair, warm optimism into cool cynicism and vice versa.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

What the whole thing comes down to is a stunningly colorful show, in the middle of which looms Miss Magnani.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Exquisitely shot by Claude Renoir, this is one of the great colour films.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Essential viewing.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's an escapist theatrical comedy.

Full Review… | January 15, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This superbly crafted masterpiece about life and art, with a charismatic performance from the great Anna Magnani as a temperamental actress, was made by Jean Renoir after returning to France from a decade in the U.S. and filming The River in India.

Full Review… | October 11, 2007

Audience Reviews for The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or)


one of renoir's masterpieces. magnani is the perfect center for the many layered stories here. exceedingly clever set designs. a delight

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Jean Renoir's foray into English is not terrible to behold but it barely captures interest. Feels dated and silly at times. A good performance by Anna Magnani however.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Woo bright colors, big gawdy coaches, an average looking female object of desire, some funny lines, Jean Renoir did OK by me.

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