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Emperor's New Clothes

The movie Emperor's New Clothes was based on the book Death of Napoleon.

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Movie details for Emperor's New Clothes

The movie was released in 2001 and directed by Jules Bass, who also directed The Last Unicorn (2004). Emperor's New Clothes was produced by Sony Wonder (Video). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Danny Kaye, Cyril Ritchard, Imogene Coca, Allen Swift and Bob McFadden.

 

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Book details for Death of Napoleon

Death of Napoleon was written by Simon Leys. The book was published in 1991 by Picador. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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History tells us that Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile on the desolate island of St. Helena in 1821. Or did he? This film supposes a more fanciful tale. A secret network of loyalists hatch an ingenious plot: the Emporer (Ian Holm in a double role) will re... Read More
History tells us that Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile on the desolate island of St. Helena in 1821. Or did he? This film supposes a more fanciful tale. A secret network of loyalists hatch an ingenious plot: the Emporer (Ian Holm in a double role) will return to Paris, while a double takes his place in exile. Trading identities with a dissolute sailor (Holm), Napoleon is spirited back to France to reclaim his throne. Yet, early on in the scheme, the plan goes awry. The double refuses to give up playing Napoleon thereby stranding the former Emperor in Paris.