Royal Affairs in Versailles

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Royal Affairs in Versailles (French title: Si Versailles m'était conté) is a 1954 French historical drama directed by Sacha Guitry. Described as "a historical film showing Versailles from its beginnings to the present day", it tells some episodes... read more

Royal Affairs in Versailles (French title: Si Versailles m'était conté) is a 1954 French historical drama directed by Sacha Guitry. Described as "a historical film showing Versailles from its beginnings to the present day", it tells some episodes through portrayal of the personalities who lived in Versailles' castle. Its sister films are Napoléon (1955) and If Paris Were Told to Us (1956). The film is notable for the presence of a great number of well-known French actors, often appearing in short parts. One unknown actor playing a major character is Gilbert Bokanowski (credited as Gilbert Boka) portraying Louis XVI. Bokanowski was actually the film's production manager and was cast because of his strong resemblance to the monarch. Its English translation title is If Versailles Were Told to Me. Despite French production, the film is best known by its English title Royal Affairs in Versailles.

Original Release

02/10/1954

US Release

03/08/1957

Cast

Michel Auclair Jacques Damiens
Jean-Pierre Aumont Le cardinal de Rohan
Jean-Louis Barrault Fénelon
Jeanne Boitel Madame de Sevigné / Madame de Sévigné
Gilbert Bokanowski Louis XVI
Bourvil Un guide du musée de Versailles / Un gardien de musée
Gino Cervi Cagliostro
Jean Chevrier Turenne
Aimé Clariond Rivarol
Claudette Colbert Madame de Montespan
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Sacha Guitry

Writers

Sacha Guitry

Cast

Michel Auclair Jacques Damiens
Jean-Pierre Aumont Le cardinal de Rohan
Jean-Louis Barrault Fénelon
Jeanne Boitel Madame de Sevigné / Madame de Sévigné
Gilbert Bokanowski Louis XVI
Bourvil Un guide du musée de Versailles / Un gardien de musée
Gino Cervi Cagliostro
Jean Chevrier Turenne
Aimé Clariond Rivarol
Claudette Colbert Madame de Montespan
Nicole Courcel Madame de Chalis
Danièle Delorme Louison Chabray
Yves Deniaud Le paysan / Un paysan
Daniel Gelin Jean Collinet
Fernand Gravey Molière
Sacha Guitry Louis XIV (plus âgé) / Louis XIV
Pierre Larquey
Jean Marais Louis XV
Georges Marchal Louis XIV jeune
Lana Marconi Marie-Antoinette / Nicole Legay / Nicole Leguay

Producers

Clément Duhour Executive Producer
Sacha Guitry Producer
Ignace Morgenstern Producer

Editors

Raymond Lamy

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