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The Pearls of the Crown (1937)

118 min | Comedy, History

Three narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls, four of them now in the British Crown. Episodes whirl us from Pope Clement VII to Mary Queen of Scots, ...See moreThree narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls, four of them now in the British Crown. Episodes whirl us from Pope Clement VII to Mary Queen of Scots, from whom the pearls are stolen while she's occupied with the headsman. Historic events are seasoned with sly, satiric humor, and famous beauties are portrayed by stunning actresses. Then the narrators meet, and decide to try tracing the three unrecovered pearls from 1587 to the present... Written by Rod Crawford See less
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Writers
Sacha Guitry (screenplay) (as L'Auteur) | Christian-Jaque (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Jules Kruger (as J. Kruger)
Editors
William Barache (as W. Barache) | Myriam Borsoutsky (as Myriam)
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Updated May 12, 1937

Release date
Apr 11, 1938 (United States)

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66 cast members
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Jacqueline Delubac
Françoise Martin / Marie Stuart / Joséphine de Beauharnais Françoise Martin / Marie Stuart / Joséphine de Beauharnais   See fewer
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Sacha Guitry
Jean Martin / François Ier / Barras / Napoléon III Jean Martin / François Ier / Barras / Napoléon III   See fewer
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Lyn Harding
L'officier du roi (English narrator) / Le roi Henry VIII L'officier du roi (English narrator) / Le roi Henry VIII   See fewer
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Renée Saint-Cyr
Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne   See fewer
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Enrico Glori
La camérier du pape (Italian narrator) La camérier du pape (Italian narrator)   See fewer
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Ermete Zacconi
Le pape Clement VII Le pape Clement VII   See fewer
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Barbara Shaw
Anne de Boleyn Anne de Boleyn   See fewer
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Marguerite Moreno
Catherine de Medicis (1860) / L'impératrice Eugénie âgée (1914) Catherine de Medicis (1860) / L'impératrice Eugénie âgée (1914)   See fewer
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Arletty
La reine d'Abyssinie La reine d'Abyssinie   See fewer
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Marcel Dalio
Le ministre d'Abyssinie (as Dalio) Le ministre d'Abyssinie (as Dalio)   See fewer
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Claude Dauphin
Le prisonnier italien en Abyssinie Le prisonnier italien en Abyssinie   See fewer
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Robert Seller
Le prisonnier français en Abyssinie Le prisonnier français en Abyssinie   See fewer
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Ponzio
Un ouvrier chantant Un ouvrier chantant   See fewer
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Andrews Engelmann
James - le voleur (as Engelman) James - le voleur (as Engelman)   See fewer
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Yvette Pienne
La reine Marie Tudor / La reine Elizabeth I / La reine Victoria âgée La reine Marie Tudor / La reine Elizabeth I / La reine Victoria âgée   See fewer
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Raimu
L'industriel du midi L'industriel du midi   See fewer
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Lisette Lanvin
La petite femme / La reine Victoria jeune La petite femme / La reine Victoria jeune   See fewer
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Pierre Juvenet
L'expert L'expert   See fewer
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Henri Crémieux
Le commissaire-priseur Le commissaire-priseur   See fewer
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Aimé Simon-Girard
Le roi Henry IV Le roi Henry IV   See fewer
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Germaine Aussey
Gabrielle d'Estrées Gabrielle d'Estrées   See fewer
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Simone Renant
Madame Du Barry Madame Du Barry   See fewer
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Damia
Une femme du peuple Une femme du peuple   See fewer
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Di Mazzei
Un sans-culotte Un sans-culotte   See fewer
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Jean-Louis Barrault
Bonaparte jeune (as J.L. Barrault) Bonaparte jeune (as J.L. Barrault)   See fewer
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Robert Pizani
Monsieur de Talleyrand (as Pizani) Monsieur de Talleyrand (as Pizani)   See fewer
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Émile Drain
L'empereur Napoléon Ier (1815) L'empereur Napoléon Ier (1815)   See fewer
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Huguette Duflos
La reine Hortense La reine Hortense   See fewer
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Raymonde Allain
L'impératrice Eugénie (1865) L'impératrice Eugénie (1865)   See fewer
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Violet Farebrother
Une vieille lady Une vieille lady   See fewer
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Rosine Deréan
La jeune fille / Catherine d'Aragon La jeune fille / Catherine d'Aragon   See fewer
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Marie Leconte
La femme éplorée La femme éplorée   See fewer
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Pierre Magnier
Le vieux seigneur français Le vieux seigneur français   See fewer
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Cécile Sorel
La Française du Grand Siècle La Française du Grand Siècle   See fewer
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Lilie Granval
La soprano La soprano   See fewer
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Jean Coquelin
Le vieux bourgeois Le vieux bourgeois   See fewer
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Gaston Dubosc
Le grand-duc Le grand-duc   See fewer
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Pauline Carton
Une femme de chambre Une femme de chambre   See fewer
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Anaclara
La négresse La négresse   See fewer
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Colette Borelli
Marie Stuart enfant Marie Stuart enfant   See fewer
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Julien Clément
Le gigolo Le gigolo   See fewer
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Marfa d'Hervilly
La vieille courtisane La vieille courtisane   See fewer
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Denis de Marney
Darnley Darnley   See fewer
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Aline Debray
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Dynalik
Le petit rat Le petit rat   See fewer
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Eugénie Fougère
La vieille coquette La vieille coquette   See fewer
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Gary Garland
Une passagère sur le Normandie Une passagère sur le Normandie   See fewer
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Anthony Gildès
Le vieil Hongrois Le vieil Hongrois   See fewer
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Georges Grey
Le jeune Hongrois Le jeune Hongrois   See fewer
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Geneviève Guitry
Actress (as Geneviève de Saint Jean) Actress (as Geneviève de Saint Jean)   See fewer
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Lautner
Le Titien Le Titien   See fewer
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Oléo
La petite poule La petite poule   See fewer
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Jacqueline Pacaud
Jane Seymour Jane Seymour   See fewer
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Annie Rozanne
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Léon Walther
Le connétable Anne de Montmorency Le connétable Anne de Montmorency   See fewer
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Laurence Atkins
Madame Tallien / Madame d'Etampes (uncredited) Madame Tallien / Madame d'Etampes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacques Berlioz
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Humberto Catalano
Spanelli (uncredited) Spanelli (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Craven
Hans Holbein (uncredited) Hans Holbein (uncredited)   See fewer
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Derrick De Marney
Darnley (uncredited) Darnley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Duprez
American (uncredited) American (uncredited)   See fewer
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Romuald Joubé
Clouet (uncredited) Clouet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darling Légitimus
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Percy Marmont
Le cardinal Wolsey (uncredited) Le cardinal Wolsey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paulette Élambert
Catherine de Medicis enfant (uncredited) Catherine de Medicis enfant (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 432 votes