The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or)
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The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or)
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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"Essential viewing."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The Golden Coach is Jean Renoir's invitation to sit back and enjoy the colorful, romantic, humorous spectacle that is real life."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"One of his greatest achievements."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"What the whole thing comes down to is a stunningly colorful show, in the middle of which looms Miss Magnani."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"It's an escapist theatrical comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"What we take away from The Golden Coach are its sumptuous look and the sense that a master director is opening up to us with some long-standing passions."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"The Golden Coach, despite its preoccupation with the stage, is a distinctly cinematic experience."
‑ Jake Euker,
"Exquisitely shot by Claude Renoir, this is one of the great colour films."
‑ , Time Out
"This superbly crafted masterpiece about life and art, with a charismatic performance from the great Anna Magnani as a temperamental actress, was made by Jean Renoir after returning to France from a decade in the U.S. and filming The River in India."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Dazzling, joyful, beautiful, graceful"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"A minor masterpiece from a major artist."
‑ Richard Luck, Film4
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