The Pearls of the Crown (1937)

Director
Sacha Guitry

Main cast
Jean-Louis Barrault; Arletty; Marcel Dalio; Sacha Guitry; Renée Saint-Cyr

Genres
Comedy, History, Foreign

Description
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.


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