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Scaramouche (1952)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  27 June 1952 (USA)
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After Andre Moreau finds he is the secret bastard son of a recently deceased noble, he realizes that it his own sister that he's romantically drawn to.

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Georges de Valmorin
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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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Also Known As:

Scaramouche - Der Mann mit der Maske  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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In the original novel by Rafael Sabatini, the climactic duel occurred outdoors. The shooting script had planned for the duel to occur in a garden, until someone had the idea of moving it to the theater. In the climactic theatre scene, a shot where Andre Moreau swings on a rope to arrive on stage was cut. Still in, however, is the later shot where he uses the rope to swing up to the balcony. See more »

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During the final sword fight between Scaramouche and the marquis, when Andre falls off the balcony, a safety rope is visible under his cape. See more »

Quotes

Lawyer Fabian: Moreau! I can't see you!
Andre Moreau: You must be shortsighted. I am here.
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Wonderful whirl of an adventure!
6 May 2002 | by (Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies ever! A wonderful period piece, with a light hearted love story line. Granger, of course, is in his element acting these types of roles. The story line is set in France during the pre-revolutionary and revolutionary times. Granger is a B*****d in search of his family, and mistakenly believes he is from a certain family.... this and a friendship with a revolutionary writer, give him a fun run for his money! You have to see it at least once.... it is SO good!


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