The Case of the Queen’s Necklace (film, 1946)

The Affair of the Queen’s Necklace is a French film , directed by Marcel L’Herbier , released on the screens in 1946 .

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Synopsis

The adventurer Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy , descendant (by the left hand) of King Henry II of France , who claims to be ” Countess de la Motte “, imagines a tortuous plan to steal a magnificent necklace of diamonds that the queen Marie-Antoinette refused to buy jewelers Boehmer and Bassange . (adaptation of the historical case of the queen’s necklace )

Technical sheet

  • Title: The Queen’s Necklace Affair
  • Production Manager: Edouard Lepage
  • Director: Marcel L’Herbier , Jean Dréville (uncredited, for some sequences)
  • Assistants-director: Jean Laviron and Robert-Paul Dagan
  • Scenario and dialogues: Charles Spaak , based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas , himself inspired by the real ” affair of the queen’s necklace “
  • Music: Maurice Thiriet , directed by Roger Désormière
  • Production: Ile de France Films
  • Photography: Roger Hubert
  • Cameraman: René Ribault
  • Sets: Max Douy
  • Costumes: Georges Annenkov assisted by Marie Gromtseff
  • Editing: Emilienne Nélissen
  • Sound: RC Forget
  • Hairstyles and hats: Rose Valois
  • Country: France
  • Format: Black and white – 35 mm – Mono sound
  • Genre: Historical drama
  • Duration: 118 minutes
  • Release date :
    • France –
  • All public

Distribution

  • Viviane Romance : Countess Jeanne de La Motte-Valois , an adventurer who covets the queen’s necklace
  • Maurice Escande : Cardinal Louis de Rohan , Bishop of Strasbourg, Cardinal and Grand Chaplain of France, eager to return to King’s favors
  • Jacques Dacqmine : Marc Rétaux de Villette , the lover and accomplice of Jeanne de la Motte
  • Michel Salina : Count Nicolas de La Motte , adventurer and player, husband of the Countess
  • Marion Dorian : Marie-Antoinette , Queen of France
  • Pierre Dux : Cagliostro , a phony mage wrongly accused of the affair
  • Pierre Palau : the jeweler Boëhmer
  • Pierre Bertin : Father Loth, the player friend of Count de la Motte
  • Jean Hébey : King Louis XVI
  • Georges Saint-Pol : Bassenge, a jeweler, the partner of Boëhmer
  • André Philip : Deschamps, the valet of the Count de la Motte
  • Jean-Louis Allibert : Camille Desmoulins , the future revolutionary then journalist
  • Pierre Magnier : the prosecutor Joly de Fleury
  • Paul Amiot : Maître Doillot, Jeanne’s lawyer
  • Marcel Delaître : Master Target, Rohan’s lawyer
  • Robert Dartois : de Soubise, a friend and supporter of Cardinal Rohan
  • André Varennes : d’Aligre, the president of the court
  • Marcel Vibert : Séguier Advocate General
  • Monique Cassin : Oliva-Nicole’s daughter, the queen’s look-alike
  • Hélène Bellanger : the Countess of Polignac
  • Florence Lynn : Princess of Lamballe
  • André Wasley : Bailli de Suffren , Commander-in-Chief of the Navy
  • Marcel Lagrange : the Duke of Villeroi, the king’s chief of police
  • Jacques François : the Count of Artois
  • Philippe Olive : Breton Master
  • Jean Morel : Monsieur de Breteuil
  • Lucas Gridoux : a Member of Parliament
  • Pierre Labry : the Hubert jailer
  • Yvonne Yma : Hubert’s wife
  • Georges Paulais : the bailiff
  • Luc Andrieux : a jailer
  • Roger Vincent : an abbot of court
  • Jean-Pierre Mocky : the page of the queen
  • Philippe Lemaire
  • Marcel Rouzé
  • Johnny Marchand
  • Jacques Berlioz
  • Chukry Bey
  • Paul Ménager

Around the film

  • Box office : 2,439,614 admissions in France, including 698,484 admissions to Paris-suburbs 1 .
  • On the same theme, Charles Shyer realized in 2001: The Affair of the Necklace ( The Affair of the Necklace ), with Hilary Swank in the role of Jeanne de La Motte-Valois

Notes and references

  1. ↑ ” FRANCE 1946 – BOX OFFICE STORY »  [ archive ] , on www.boxofficestory.com (accessed on 8 April 2017 )

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