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Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954)

Si Versailles m'était conté (original title)
The history of the palace of Versailles from it's founding to the present.

Director:

Sacha Guitry

Writer:

Sacha Guitry (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Auclair ... Jacques Damiens
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Le cardinal de Rohan
Jean-Louis Barrault ... Fénelon
Jeanne Boitel Jeanne Boitel ... Madame de Sevigné
Gilbert Bokanowski Gilbert Bokanowski ... Louis XVI (as Gilbert Boka)
Bourvil ... Un guide du musée de Versailles
Gino Cervi ... Cagliostro
Jean Chevrier ... Turenne
Aimé Clariond ... Rivarol
Claudette Colbert ... Madame de Montespan
Nicole Courcel ... Madame de Chalis
Danièle Delorme Danièle Delorme ... Louison Chabray
Yves Deniaud Yves Deniaud ... Le paysan
Daniel Gélin ... Jean Collinet
Fernand Gravey ... Molière
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Storyline

Witty narration follows the history of Versailles Palace; founded by Louis XIII, enlarged by autocratic Louis XIV, whose personal affairs and amours, and those of his two successors, are followed in more detail to the start of the Revolution, after which the story is brought rapidly up to date. A huge cast plays mainly historical persons who appear briefly. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Affairs of State Waited on the State of Their "Affairs" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | History

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 March 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Affairs in Versailles See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cocinex See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Following its premiere at the Opera, the film caused a controversy over the historic "mistakes" committed by Sacha Guitry. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cinéastes de notre temps: Sacha Guitry (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

À Toutes Les Gloires De La France
Written by Jean Françaix
Performed by Georges Tzipine Et Son Orchestre
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a beautiful picture book
6 December 1998 | by chouanSee all my reviews

a few historical errors, but a lovingly told story with a great cast.

Sacha Guitry, in the last years of his life made two excellent movies, this one and "Napoléon". He later made "Si Paris m'était conté" which is better forgotten.


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