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Les perles de la couronne

Sacha Guitry France, 1937

Karthik's rating of the film The Pearls of the Crown

The sparkling wit (the quicksilver Alexandrines losing somewhat in translation) both verbal & cinematic, history as whirligig & a madcap romp through 3.5 (that little Spanish & made-up - and terribly un P.C. (though let us note this is equal opportunity offensiveness, poor England emerging none too pretty from the farceur's hands) - 'Abyssinian') languages & 5 some centuries makes this perhaps my favorite Guitry