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

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 27, 1953
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Pauline Kael
New Yorker

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.

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Time Out

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

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's an escapist theatrical comedy.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Essential viewing.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

The Technicolor production is alive with color and energy and it bubbles with a vital performance by [Anna] Magnani...

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TV Guide

The Golden Coach is Jean Renoir's invitation to sit back and enjoy the colorful, romantic, humorous spectacle that is real life.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
one of renoir's masterpieces. magnani is the perfect center for the many layered stories here. exceedingly clever set designs. a delight
John Ballantine
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… More