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A Golden Prison: The Louvre (1964)

Before this film no one else, including the French was ever permitted to film the Louvre. The priceless treasures and incomparable art can be shared through the eyes of award-winning ... See full summary »

Director:

John J. Sughrue (as John J. Sughrue Jr.)

Writer:

Sidney Carroll
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Boyer ... Narrator
Germain Bazin Germain Bazin ... Himself (chief curator, Le Louvre)
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Storyline

Before this film no one else, including the French was ever permitted to film the Louvre. The priceless treasures and incomparable art can be shared through the eyes of award-winning filmmaker Lucy Jarvis. Set against the panoramic history of France, and hosted by Charles Boyer, The Louvre, regal palace and home to so many of the world's great gifts of art, becomes THE LOUVRE, a film acclaimed and winner of fourteen national and international awards, so rich in its story that even the Mona Lisa smiles.

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Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 November 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jarvis Collection: The Louvre See more »

Filming Locations:

The Louvre, Paris, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC News See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the time he participated in this NBC special, Charles Boyer was also starring in the short-lived NBC TV series "The Rogues". See more »

Alternate Versions

Segments with 'Edwin Newman' and producer Lucy Jarvis were added to the program years afterward when it went to cable, but they were not included on the original telecast. See more »

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The Louvre (An education in art history)
28 January 2006 | by RegardeauSee all my reviews

The Louvre; What a wonderful, fun and informative romp through the 800 year history of the largest and greatest museum on the planet. And the film producers could not have gotten anyone more passionate and more appropriate than a lover of art, life and letters, the inimitable Charles Boyer who narrates this masterpiece. He agreed to narrate this film with the condition that he be allowed to narrate it as if he were making love to a beautiful woman. Such were the demands and character of Mr Boyer who indeed pulls this off admirably. The film is also sprinkled with many fascinating facts which makes the journey all the more interesting. One would have to visit the Louvre oneself to obtain a more complete history of this premier art institution. Many are unaware that the Louvre is not a "French" museum. It Is a "World" museum containing collections of art and artifacts bought and pillaged from around the world by the 800 years of French Aristocracy. At the Louvre you will see some of the greatest art masterpieces from the greatest countries and empires in the history of the world. Once you begin to learn of its history, you will appreciate the titanic effort the French committed to preserve its legacy and collections. I wholeheartedly recommend this film to those who contemplate visiting France and Paris as well as those who have been there many times like myself.

Merci


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