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.


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
Riccardo Rioli
as Bullfighter
William Tubbs
as Innkeeper
Gisella Matthews
as Marquise Irene Altamirano
Lina Marengo
as Old Actress
Renato Chiantoni
as Capt. Fracasse
Giulio Tedeschi
as Baldassare
Alfredo Medini
as Polichinelle
John Pasetti
as Captain of the Guards
Cecil Mathews
as The Baron
Fedo Keeling
as The Viscount
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  • Jan 30, 2011
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 16, 2009
    one of renoir's masterpieces. magnani is the perfect center for the many layered stories here. exceedingly clever set designs. a delight
    Stella D Super Reviewer

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