THE GOLDEN COACH by Jean Renoir

Genre:
Drama , Comedy
Year:
1953
Language:
French, Italian
Format:
105 minutes
Starring:
Anna Magnani
Duncan Lamont
Ricardo Rioli
Odoardo Spadaro
Paul Campbell
George Higgins
Gisella Mathews
Directed by:
Jean Renoir
Produced by:
Produced by Panaria Films, Delphinus, Hoche Productions, producer Francesco Alliata
"Miss Magnani is perfect in timing and verve as the very personification of robust femininity." (Variety)

This light-hearted comedy takes us to 18th-century Spanish South America, where a band of Italian strolling players has come to perform. The lusty Camilla, the troupe's fiery prima donna, soon turns to the head of the regent, who is bored with his office and his mistress. To prepare for an impending war, the regent demands great financial sacrifices from the local aristocrats. But when he gives Camilla his official golden coach, the noblemen rebel and ask the bishop to despose him. Camilla saves the day by giving the coach to the bishop, whom she realizes is even more enamored of luxury than either sheo or the regent.