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Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)

A bumbling barber in the court of King Louis XV becomes engaged in political intrigue when he masquerades as a dashing nobleman engaged to the princess of Spain.



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Complete credited cast:
Duc le Chandre
Princess Maria of Spain
Don Francisco
Mme. Pompadour
Don Carlos
George Washington
The Duenna
King Philip II


Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble. Written by Kelly

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4 September 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den tapre barber  »

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial television broadcast took place in Minneapolis Sunday 8 February 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), and as it slowly spread across the USA, it was not long before it became a popular local favorite. In Milwaukee it first aired Sunday 12 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in St. Louis 23 May 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4), in Seattle 2 June 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), in Chicago 10 October 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Phoenix 28 November on KVAR (Channel 12), in Philadelphia 5 December 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), in San Francisco 27 December 1959 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Pittsburgh 14 January 1960 on KDKA (Channel 2), in Des Moines 27 January 1960 on WHO (Channel 13), in Wichita 29 January 1960 on KTVH (Channel 12), and in Toledo 15 February 1960 on WTOL (Channel 11). It was released on DVD 8 October 2002 in tandem with Where There's Life (1947) as part of Universal's Bob Hope: The Tribute Collection, and again as a single 30 October 2015 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »


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Hope and cast love those costumes
24 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

Bob Hope traipses up the palace gallery to be presented to the king—he is posing as a duke. Using a lorgnette, he can't see where he's going, and he gradually veers off to one side and stumbles into a lady kneeling on the floor and tumbles over her, knocking down about three other people….It's a ridiculously funny sequence.

Hope is Beaucaire, a court barber in costume-era France. He gets mixed up in court politics and intrigue; poses as the Duc le Chandre, renowned lover and duelist; and chases after his girlfriend Mimi—who may or may not reciprocate his romantic feelings but certainly has adventures of her own.

The entire cast is lively and beautiful in this very funny picture. Joan Caulfield as Mimi is bright, charming and silly; Marjorie Reynolds as a Spanish princess is lovely. Patric Knowles is dashing enough as the notorious duke—he is the perfect choice (King Louis thinks) to be shipped off to marry said Spanish princess, not only for political reasons but because all the "young bloods" in Paris will be happy to be rid of him. Cecil Kellaway is the harried count whose difficult duty it is to transport the reluctant duke to the arranged wedding site.

Reginald Owen is hilariously un-regal as King Louis, and owns every scene he is in. Other highlights include a goofy palace swordfight between Hope and villain Joseph Schildkraut that involves a harp, a bass fiddle, and a harpsichord.

Funny and fast-paced….A couple of decent songs and the usual assortment of Hope one-liners add up to a very enjoyable picture.

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