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Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 30 September 1926 (USA)
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 overview, first billed only:
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Bardelys
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Chatellerault
Lionel Belmore ...
Emily Fitzroy ...
Vicomtesse de Lavedan
George K. Arthur ...
St. Eustache
Arthur Lubin ...
Theodore von Eltz ...
Lesperon
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Rodenard
Edward Connelly ...
Fred Malatesta ...
Castelrous
John T. Murray ...
Lafosse
Joe Smith Marba ...
Innkeeper (as Joseph Marba)
Daniel G. Tomlinson ...
Emile Chautard ...
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Storyline

In the court of French king Louis XIII, a courtier named Bardelys carries with him a grand reputation as an irresistible ladies' man. When another figure in the court, Chatellerault, fails to win the hand of the beautiful Roxalanne (whose family fortune the king wishes to bring under his control), Bardelys suggests that he could win the young woman's hand. Thus a bet is made, and Bardelys embarks on the pursuit of Roxalanne and her fortune. But intrigue and mistaken identity lead Bardelys into grave danger. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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He loved like he fought - and he fought like the devil - the greatest lover - the greatest fighter in all France! (original ad) 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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The scene with the romantic boat ride through the weeping willows was the result of impromptu providence. Director King Vidor showed up in a park in Pasedena, California to shot the scene with no real plan on how to shoot the scene. At the park, was inspired when he saw the boat and willow trees at the park. He then had his crew quickly construct a tunnel of willow branches - inspiration transpired. See more »

Quotes

Bardelys: You know - women are like wine. When one disappoints - there is always a better!
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Featured in Show People (1928) 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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