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The Assassination of the Duke de Guise (1908)
"L'assassinat du duc de Guise" (original title)

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Francia, alla fine del Cinquecento. Enrico III ha deciso di eliminare il suo rivale, il duca di Guisa, e, perciò, lo convoca nel castello di Blois. L'amante del duca, avvertita delle ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Charles Le Bargy ...
Albert Lambert ...
Le duc de Guise (as Raphaël Albert Lambert fils)
Gabrielle Robinne ...
Marquise de Noirmoutier, maîtresse du duc
Berthe Bovy ...
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Jean Angelo
Albert Dieudonné
Huguette Duflos
Raphaël Duflos
Charles Lorrain
Rolla Norman
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Francia, alla fine del Cinquecento. Enrico III ha deciso di eliminare il suo rivale, il duca di Guisa, e, perciò, lo convoca nel castello di Blois. L'amante del duca, avvertita delle intenzioni del Re, lo informa, ma il nobile, sicuro della propria autorità, vi si reca ugualmente. Nel Cabinet-Vieux del castello il duca è pugnalato dalle guardie del Re, mentre questi assiste all'omicidio nascosto dietro le tende. Alla fine, Enrico III fa bruciare il corpo del duca, per disfarsene. Written by rosebud6

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the original art film?
14 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"My best memory of the cinema? The sensation given me twelve years ago by a marvelous film, L'assasinat du duc de Guise. It was a complete revelation. If only your compatriots had been able to continue producing such films they would today be the first and foremost film makers in the world." This is a quote from D.W. Griffith to Robert Florey concerning this 1908 French film produced by Film d'Art and distributed by Pathé Freres. And he wasn't the only one, Carl Dreyer was also a fan. Personally, I don't see it. To my eye it looks like the typical tableau one reeler from the era of big gestures from the actors and a stationary camera from the producers.


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