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Reign of Terror (1949)

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Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.



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Complete credited cast:
Charles D'Aubigny
Richard Hart ...
Arnold Moss ...
Grandma Blanchard
Jess Barker ...


Robespierre, a powerful figure in the French Revolution and the subsequent Reign of Terror, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked by him for the guillotine and a key to help him eventually emerge as the country's dictator. He hopes that his agents will recover it, but if it falls in to the wrong hands, it would mean his political ruin and death. Written by

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24 February 1950 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

The black book  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Dabbs Greer. See more »


François Barras: This would make you dictator of France.
Maximilian Robespierre: Yes.
François Barras: We didn't storm the Bastille to make any man dictator.
Maximilian Robespierre: I'm not "any man".
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"The Scarlet Pimpernel"goes film noir!
1 October 2003 | by (Parma Heights,Ohio,U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

There isn't anything happening in the plot to this little gem that hasn't been seen in at least 6 or 7 other films dealing with this time period.The difference,however,lies in the treatment.The other movies usually paint the protagonists in bold colors,emphasizing their dash,flair,attractiveness,and nobility,while the leaders of the reign of terror are seen as savage,cruel,inhuman,bloodthirsty,and psychotic savages.Well,they still are in this film,but the hero and heroine also show some pretty dark,sinister aspects as well.So,the good guys aren't the kind we're used to seeing. The pleasent surprise is seeing more versatility from both Cummings,and Dahl.We're so used to seeing them,especially HIM,as rather shallow,lightweight,and frivolous characters on so many sitcoms and comedies.It would have been a nice treat to have had more opportunities to see them do films of this nature.

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