Cardinal Richelieu spares the life of a convicted duelist (Veidt) provided he will capture the leader of the Huguenots.

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Gil de Berault
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Lady Marguerite of Fiox
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Romney Brent ...
Marius
Sophie Stewart ...
Elise, Duchess of Fiox
Wyndham Goldie ...
Edmond, Duke of Fiox (as F. Wyndham Goldie)
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Father Joseph
Balliol Holloway ...
Clon
Shale Gardner ...
Louis (as Shayle Gardner)
Frank Damer ...
Pierre
James Regan ...
Jean
Edie Martin ...
Maria
Haddon Mason ...
Count Rossignac
J. Fisher White ...
Graham Soutten ...
Leval (as Ben Soutten)
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In 1620s France, dreaded swordsman Gil de Berault returns from carrying out a mission for Cardinal Richelieu, and finds the Cardinal worried about growing opposition from the Huguenots in the south. The Cardinal also warns de Berault that dueling has been outlawed, and will henceforth be punishable by death. Gil, however, promptly disobeys the law and is indeed sentenced to death. The Cardinal offers to cancel the sentence if de Berault is able to capture the duke who is organizing plans for an uprising. Gil travels to the duke's castle and is allowed to stay as a guest, but the duke's wife and sister immediately suspect that he is a spy. He and his servant still make good progress, until he falls in love with the duke's sister, which complicates everything. Written by Snow Leopard

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Swashbucker Gil De Berault is bound for the guillotine when he is given one last chance for a pardon.

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8 November 1937 (UK)  »

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Sous la robe rouge  »

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This film received its New York City television premiere Friday 13 January 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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Cardinal Richelieu: Where did you find your Englishman?
Gil de Berault: I overtook him 50 miles from Calais.
Cardinal Richelieu: What did he say?
Gil de Berault: Nothing, your Eminence.
Cardinal Richelieu: Typically English. What did he do?
Gil de Berault: Fought, your Eminence.
Cardinal Richelieu: Typically English. And then?
Gil de Berault: We had an excellent fight, your Eminence.
Cardinal Richelieu: Did you leave him dead?
Gil de Berault: Oh... not very.
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Remake of Under the Red Robe (1923) See more »

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A disappointing final effort
27 November 2003 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

With the aid of the Swedish Film Institute, a collection of Victor Sjöström's movies will "tour" around the world to various film clubs and like so I have had the pleasure of watching most of the movies he directed. Sadly though, Sjöström's final effort proves to be the most disappointing. Conrad Veidt is without a doubt less dashing than Errol Flynn playing a debonair French swordsman - with a German accent.

He's not the only one though with an accent, Annabella with a thick French one, her sister the countess speaks the Queen's English and the men at the inn sounds like peasants from the English countryside. It is all rather confusing.

I don't know why Sjöström accepted the direct this movie, perhaps he was eager to direct again but too many constraints were put on him. The end result looks like any movie that includes musketeers or cardinal Richeliu.


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