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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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Lenore
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Noel, Marquis de Maynes
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Robert Coote ...
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Georges de Valmorin
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Isabelle de Valmorin
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Michael Vanneau
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Fabian
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Doutreval
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Dr. Dubuque
Jonathan Cott ...
Sergeant
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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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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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The filmmakers had trouble with the censors over two issues: the suggestion of possible incest between the principals and the suggestion that Andre and Lenore were having a sexual relationship outside of marriage. See more »

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Early in the film, Andre criticizes Phillippe's letter on its grammar, citing a split infinitive. Andre then tells Philippe to "boldly go outside", thus committing a split infinite himself. See more »

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Andre Moreau: Are all things clear to souls in paradise?
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excellent entertainment!
26 March 2004 | by (Taiwan) – See all my reviews

I just love this movie, the best of its kind, excellent in every aspect. 50 years after it was made, thirty more years after I first saw it, not only I still love it, I appreciate more each time watching it again. Appreciate mostly, the Stars, there are just no more stars nowadays with such "star quality" like Granger and Parker, so exquisitely handsome, beautiful and elegant , not a bit common, never ordinary. With such star quality, the movie can elaborate as much as possible of their showmanship and the audience will never feel it is excessive, but only enjoyment. The good old Hollywood magic works at its best here.


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