6.3/10
138
8 user 4 critic

Cardinal Richelieu (1935)

Approved | | Drama, History, Romance | 28 April 1935 (USA)
The cunning Cardinal Richelieu must save King Louis XIII from treachery within his inner circle.

Director:

Writers:

(play) (as Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton), (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Johnny Eager (1941)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

District Attorney's daughter falls in love with a gangster the D.A. is trying to put in jail.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil
Mister Hobo (1935)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

George Arliss plays Spike an elegant British tramp who is accidentally mistaken for a member of the Rothschild family and made a bank director.

Director: Milton Rosmer
Stars: George Arliss, Gene Gerrard, Viola Keats
Disraeli (1929)
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, David Torrence
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King
Stars: Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, Freddie Bartholomew
Doctor Syn (1937)
Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When customs and excise men arrive at the village of Dymchurch in Kent, they uncover an intricate smuggling network being coordinated by the local parson, Dr Syn. Unknown to all but a few ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: George Arliss, Margaret Lockwood, John Loder
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Lenore di Brissac
...
...
Count Andre de Pons
...
Count Baradas
...
Prince Gaston
Halliwell Hobbes ...
...
Queen Marie
...
Robert Harrigan ...
Fontrailles
Joseph R. Tozer ...
De Bussy (as Joseph Tozer)
...
...
Le Moyne
Keith Hitchcock ...
Duke D'Epernon (as Keith Kenneth)
...
Edit

Storyline

The cunning Cardinal Richelieu must save King Louis XIII from treachery within his inner circle.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

To thwart a king's passion, he gambled the fate of a nation!

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 April 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kardinal Richelieu  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Even in one single short scene lasting only a few seconds, John Carradine earns his very first on screen credit as 'John Carradine.' See more »

Connections

Version of Richelieu; or: The Conspiracy (1910) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Cheer him, I say! Cheer Richelieu!"
26 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable historical drama about efforts of Cardinal Richelieu (George Arliss) to unite France against its enemies, as well as protect his ward (Maureen O'Sullivan) from lustful King Louis XIII (Edward Arnold). Cardinal Richelieu is a complex historical figure, usually portrayed in movies as a villain. Here, he's the hero. George Arliss may be largely forgotten today but he was one of the finest actors of the '20s & '30s. Arliss gives an effortless performance in this film. Even some of the quality actors backing him up here pale by comparison. Edward Arnold is great as Louis XIII, although from what I've read of the real monarch, this performance is more Arnold than Louis. It is entertaining though. Maureen O'Sullivan and Caesar Romero supply the romantic subplot. Both do well in unchallenging roles. Douglas Dumbrille, Halliwell Hobbes, and Frances Lister are among the other nice actors in the cast. It's a fine old costumer with drama, romance, and intrigue. A little slow-going at times but always interesting.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?