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 <email@example.com>
The Screen's "Great Lover" in a Dashing Role
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Did You Know?
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, CA, to shoot the scene with no real plan on how to do it. At the park he was inspired when he saw the boat and willow trees. He then had his crew quickly construct a tunnel of willow branches. See more
My master, Bardelys the Magnificent, will shortly honor your house - - Make ready the best rooms - - bring forth the rarest wines - - and tell the ladies he is coming!
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