Le Collier De La Reine (1929)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Le Collier de la Reine (The Queen's Necklace) was based on the Alexandre Dumas yarn of the same name. Countess Jeanne de la Mote (Marcelle Favel-Chantel) impulsively decides to purloin a necklace owned by Queen Marie Antoinette (Diana Karenne). Part of her scheme is to hire a Parisian prostitute named Olivia, who happens to be an exact double of the Queen (and who also happens to be played by Diana Karenne). The outcome of the plot hinges on a packet of forged love letters. Why the Countess goes to all this trouble is never made clear, at least not in the version made available to American audiences. A silent picture, Le Collier de la Reine was released with an additional five-minute talkie sequence.