• France
  • 1953
  • 103 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #242

The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d’or) is a ravishing eighteenth-century comic fantasy about a viceroy who receives an exquisite golden coach, and gives it to the tempestuous star of a touring commedia dell’arte company. Master director Jean Renoir’s sumptuous tribute to the theater, presented here in the English version he favored, is set to the music of Antonio Vivaldi and built around vivacious and volatile star Anna Magnani.

Cast

CamillaAnna Magnani
Don AntonioOdoardo Spadaro
IsabellaNada Fiorelli
The viceroyDuncan Lamont
MartinezGeorge Higgins
The dukeRalph Truman
The marquiseGisella Matthews
The chief justiceRaf de la Torre
The duchesseElena Altieri
FelipePaul Campbell
Ramon, the bullfighterRiccardo Rioli
The innkeeperWilliam C. Tubbs
The bishopJean Debucourt

Credits

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • Introduction to the film by Jean Renoir
  • Video introduction by director Martin Scorsese
  • Jean Renoir parle de son art: part one of Jacques Rivette’s three-part interview with Renoir
  • A collection of rare production stills
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
  • Plus: a new essay by writer Jonathan Rosenbaum on The Golden Coach, French Cancan, and Elena and Her Men, and an original essay by film critic Andrew Sarris

Film Essays

Truffaut’s Changing Times: The Last Metro

By Armond WhiteMarch 23, 2009

The Last Metro was the most crowd-pleasing film of François Truffaut’s latter career, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Jean Renoir’s Trilogy of Spectacle

By Jonathan RosenbaumAugust 02, 2004

Movie trilogies can be created by either filmmakers or critics. When Pier Paolo Pasolini wrote . . . Read more »


Film Essays

The Golden Coach

By Andrew SarrisAugust 02, 2004

The Golden Coach, adapted very freely from Prosper Mérimée’s Le Carosse du Saint Sacrément, . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

Renoir in Color

December 28, 2011


Clippings

Entering Cinecittà

March 11, 2010

<!--StartFragment--In 2009, Cinecittà, the legendary movie studio located on Rome’s . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Truffaut’s Changing Times: The Last Metro

By Armond WhiteMarch 23, 2009

The Last Metro was the most crowd-pleasing film of François Truffaut’s latter career, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Jean Renoir’s Trilogy of Spectacle

By Jonathan RosenbaumAugust 02, 2004

Movie trilogies can be created by either filmmakers or critics. When Pier Paolo Pasolini wrote . . . Read more »


Film Essays

The Golden Coach

By Andrew SarrisAugust 02, 2004

The Golden Coach, adapted very freely from Prosper Mérimée’s Le Carosse du Saint Sacrément, . . . Read more »