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The Brigand (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 25 June 1952 (USA)
Carlos Delargo, son of a royal princess of Mandorra who has been banished, is returned to the kingdom to face a murder charge, but is freed by King Lorenzo, to whom Dalargo bears a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Anthony Dexter ...
Captain Carlos Delargo / King Lorenzo
Jody Lawrance ...
Princess Teresa
Gale Robbins ...
Countess Flora
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Prince Ramón
Carl Benton Reid ...
Prime Minister Triano
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Capt. Ruiz
Fay Roope ...
Mons. De Laforce
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Maj. Schrock
Lester Matthews ...
Dr. Lopez
Barbara Brown ...
Baroness Isabella
Walter Kingsford ...
Sultan of Morocco
Donald Randolph ...
Don Felipe Castro
Mari Blanchard ...
Dona Dolores Castro
Holmes Herbert ...
Archbishop
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Carlos Delargo, son of a royal princess of Mandorra who has been banished, is returned to the kingdom to face a murder charge, but is freed by King Lorenzo, to whom Dalargo bears a remarkable resemblance. When the king is wounded by assassins working for Napoleon, Delargo takes over the throne, at the request of Prime Minister Triano, in a plan to thwart the traitors. He also falls in love with the king's fiancée, Princess Teresa. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A PRICE ON HIS HEAD! A SWORD IN HIS HAND! And Another Man's Woman in His Arms!

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Adventure | Romance

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25 June 1952 (USA)  »

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Der Brigant  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The Brigand Waltz
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Music by Al Mack and Morris Stoloff
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Entertaining Costume Romp.
15 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Brigand is an entertaining and engaging costume romp that is well filmed, and features an appealing and understated performance by that much underrated actor, Anthony Dexter, in the duo-lead roles. Able backing is provided by Anthony Quinn as the treacherous and slimy villain of the piece. So many movies of this type are throw-away and forgettable, but this one has sufficient pace, as well as a good storyline, to retain the viewers interest throughout. It's such a fine movie that it's difficult to understand why it's never been released commercially, and remains to this day very much of a rarity. It's also interesting to note that it was the follow-up feature to Valentino, for Anthony Dexter, and it's perfectly clear that only bad luck prevented him from going on to be a top Hollywood star. Far lesser actors managed to forge long, star-studded careers for themselves, so it will always remain something of a mystery as to why Mr Dexter never reached the heights. If the chance to view this movie ever comes your way, it's well worth seeing.


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