Street singer Marquitta is Prince Vlasco's mistress. He overlooks her humble origins until an expensive jewelry disappears and she gets blamed. He throws her out. Some time later, Vlasco ... See full summary »
François Chotard , wholesale grocer , gives his daughter in marriage to Julien Collinet , a writer who prefers dreaming to working - a situation conducive to quarrels between the son and ... See full summary »
After her father's death and her uncle having drunk all the inheritance, Virginia is left alone. She is accepted by a family of bohemians but a quarrel between the bohemians and the ... See full summary »
A charismatic thief makes friends with a bankrupt baron who comes to live in the thief's slum. Meanwhile the thief seeks the love of a young woman, who is held emotionally captive by her slumlord family.
A young French woman who inherits her uncle's property in Algeria finds herself schemed against by her envious cousins, and romanced by a handsome but previously irresponsible young man who works for his uncle on a neighbouring farm.
...De Medicis who forbade the duels! It was the Cardinal De Richelieu,during Louis the Thirteenth's reign,because that way of settling of scores was decimating the French aristocracy whose duty was to fight for their country first.
Renoir did not take this film seriously.It's the(modest) granddaddy of "La Reine Margot" and other costume dramas in the catholic vs protestants background.Two young nobles want to marry Isabelle ,hence the title (the tournament in the city) .It seems that the director had a comfortable budget at his disposal,but it's far from being more than a footnote in his oeuvre.
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