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The Brigand (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 25 June 1952 (USA)
In the 1800s, after an assassination attempt by Prince Ramon against the king of Mandorra, a brigand resembling the king surreptitiously impersonates the incapacitated monarch in order to throw off the plotters.

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Capt.Carlos Delargo / King Lorenzo
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Princess Teresa
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Countess Flora
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Prince Ramón
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Prime Minister Triano
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Capt. Ruiz
Fay Roope ...
Mssr. De Laforce
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Maj. Schrock
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Dr. Lopez
Barbara Brown ...
Baroness Isabella
Walter Kingsford ...
Sultan of Morocco
Donald Randolph ...
Don Felipe Castro
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Dona Dolores Castro
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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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(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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Napoleonic Zenda
5 July 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

The senior Dumas' novel is turned into a knockoff of THE PRISONER OF ZENDA -- although as I have never read this Dumas novel, it may simply be returning the compliment.

Director Karlson is not able to raise much of a performance from anyone except from Anthony Quinn, who plays his slimily villainous role with the appropriate cool aplomb. Still and all, besides the pleasures of Anthony-Quinn-watching, Karlson does manage to shoot the entire procedure with a goodly amount of visual beauty, with an MGM-style sumptuousness well displayed. Aside from these two point, however, this one is pretty much a washout.


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