Napoleon Poster

Release Date: 1955

DVD Release Date: October 30th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|3 hr 10 min

Plot Summary
Diplomat Talleyrand (Sacha Guitry) reminisces about Napoleon Bonaparte's life upon learning that the legendary ruler has died. Talleyrand tells of a young Napoleon (Daniel Gélin) who rises to power through guile and courage, eventually becoming emperor of France. Later, an older and more jaded Napoleon (Raymond Pellegrin) wonders what all his accomplishments mean, now that he must face constant political squabbles and, eventually, exile and imprisonment.

Cast: Daniel Gélin, Raymond Pellegrin, Orson Welles, Maria Schell, Sacha Guitry, Erich von Stroheim, Henri Vidal, Danielle Darrieux

Director: Sacha Guitry

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Rise, Rousing, Fall, France, Spirited