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Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  30 September 1926 (USA)
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Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bardelys
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Roy D'Arcy ...
Chatellerault
Lionel Belmore ...
Emily Fitzroy ...
Vicomtesse de Lavedan
George K. Arthur ...
St. Eustache
Arthur Lubin ...
Theodore von Eltz ...
Lesperon
Karl Dane ...
Rodenard
Edward Connelly ...
Fred Malatesta ...
Castelrous
John T. Murray ...
Lafosse
Joe Smith Marba ...
Innkeeper (as Joseph Marba)
Daniel G. Tomlinson ...
Emile Chautard ...
Anatol
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Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

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A DEVIL WITH THE WOMEN! - A TERROR WITH THE MEN! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Passed
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30 September 1926 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bardelys el magnífico  »

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According to Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne, the reason this film was (almost) lost was that Rafael Sabatini, the author of the book, didn't sell the movie rights to MGM outright. Instead, he leased them for 10 years, and in 1936 MGM chose not to renew the lease because it decided that a silent film with a now-dead star no longer had commercial value. So, according to the terms of Sabatini's contract, MGM destroyed the negative and all known prints. See more »

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The 19 Year Old John Wayne
2 September 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

John Wayne made his screen debut in this Rafael Sabatini adaptation titled 'Bardelys the Magnificent'. Sabatini was one of many novelists who was used to bring historical dramas to the big screen mobilising the careers of Errol Flynn and Stewart Granger.


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