GenreComedy, History Music directorJean Francaix Duration CountryFrance
Italian DirectorSacha Guitry
Christian-Jaque WriterSacha Guitry, Christian-Jaque DirectorsSacha Guitry, Christian-Jaque CastJean-Louis Barrault (Bonaparte jeune), Arletty (La reine abyssine), Marcel Dalio (Le prêtre), Sacha Guitry (Jean Martin), Renée Saint-Cyr (Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne), Jacqueline Delubac (Françoise Martin) Similar moviesTo Rome with Love, Salaam-E-Ishq, Formato ridotto. Libere riscritture del cinema amatoriale, Die dressierte Frau, Ánima Buenos Aires, The Rising of the Moon
The Pearls of the Crown (French: Les Perles de la couronne) is a 1937 French comedy film of historically-based fiction by Sacha Guitry who plays four roles in it (many of the other performers play multiple roles, as well). Guitry's Jean Martin investigates the history of seven pearls, four of which end up on the crown of England, while the other three initially go missing.
Tracing the history of seven valuable pearls of the English Crown from the time of Henry VIII to the present day (1937). Writer Jean Martin (Sacha Guitry) attempts to track down three of the missing pearls by tracing their previous owners, with events seen in flashback, involving Napoleon, King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth and Napoleon amongst others.
TV Guide gave the film three out of four stars, writing, "Although Guitry chose to push the audience's patience a bit by filming the story in three languages, PEARLS OF THE CROWN is one of his finest works, and perhaps his least theatrical. (In French, Italian, and English; English subtitles)."