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The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or)1953

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



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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.

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

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

This was Renoir's second color film (after "The River"), and his directorial rhythm seems to falter in his work in color, but, given the film's glow and warmth, this defect is trifling.

January 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

July 11, 2014 | Rating: 4/4

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

March 25, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Essential viewing.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Italy's high-voltage actress Anna Magnani and French director Jean Renoir join forces in a confused but lively and enjoyable farce-fantasy. The fanciful plot defies synopsis here.

January 28, 2020 | Full Review…

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
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

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