Sacha Guitry

The Pearls of the Crown

The Pearls of the Crown

Sacha Guitry plays four roles—including François I and Napoleon III—in this multilingual whirlwind of pageantry investigating the history of seven pearls, four of which end up on the crown of England and three of which go missing. The Pearls of the Crown rockets through four centuries of European history with imaginative, winking irreverence.

Film Info

  • Sacha Guitry
  • France
  • 1937
  • 105 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • French

Available In

Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 22: Presenting Sacha Guitry

Eclipse 22: Presenting Sacha Guitry

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$47.96

The Pearls of the Crown
Cast
Sacha Guitry
Jean Martin/François I/Barras/Napoléon III
Jacqueline Delubac
Françoise Martin/Marie Stuart/Joséphine de Beauharnais
Jean-Louis Barrault
Young Napoléon
Emile Drain
Napoléon I (1815)
Aimé Simon-Girard
Henry IV
Lyn Harding
Aide-de-camp of the king of England/Henry VIII
Simone Renant
Madame du Barry
Ermete Zacconi
Pope Clement VII
Arletty
Queen of Abyssinia
Raimu
Industrialist
Renee Saint-Cyr
Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne
Credits
Director
Sacha Guitry
Screenplay
Sacha Guitry
Screenplay
Christian-Jaque
Cinematography
Jules Kruger
Editing
W. Barache
Editing
Myriam
Music
Jean Françaix
Art direction
Jean Perrier
Costume design
Georges K. Benda

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