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Scaramouche (1952)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 27 June 1952 (USA)
18th century France. A man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman.

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Noel, Marquis de Maynes
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Georges de Valmorin
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Doutreval
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Dr. Dubuque
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Andre-Louis Moreau is a nobleman's bastard in the days of the French revolution. Noel, the Marquis de Mayne, a nobleman in love with the Queen, is ordered to seek the hand of a young ingenue, Aline, in marriage. Andre also meets Aline, and forms an interest in her. But when the marquis kills his best friend Andre declares himself the Marquis's enemy and vows to avenge his friend. He hides out, a wanted man, as an actor in a commedia troupe, and spends his days learning how to handle a sword. When de Maynes becomes a spadassinicide, challenging opposing National Assembly members to duels they have no hope of winning, Andre becomes a politician to protect the third estate (and hopefully ventilate de Maynes). Written by Kathy Li

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The Company that made "Quo Vadis" brings the world another spectacular romantic triumph!


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27 June 1952 (USA)  »

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Scaramouche - Der Mann mit der Maske  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Fernand Gravet was announced for this film by MGM in 1938, but the film was not made. See more »

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The soldiers wear uniforms from the Napoleonic era, not the pre-Revolution period. See more »

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Andre Moreau: On second thought, I realize that I am very much interested in politics. And I would be proud to serve the people of France in their hour of need!
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3 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As has been commented by the other two people, the final sword fight makes the movie (although it is not the only reason to watch). It runs non-stop for over 7 minutes. One interesting point is that aside from the leap from the staircase to the floor below, Granger did all of his own stunts in the sequence (including swinging from the stage into the opera box and dangling over the audience early in the fight). The only fight that comes anywhere near it is the one between Danny Kaye and Basel Rathbone in "Court Jester".


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