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Scaramouche (1952)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noel, Marquis de Maynes
Robert Coote ...
Georges de Valmorin
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Isabelle de Valmorin
Michael Vanneau
Curtis Cooksey ...
Dr. Dubuque
Jonathan Cott ...


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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Release Date:

27 June 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Originally Stewart Granger was to play both roles, Andre and Noel, but it was finally decided to sign Mel Ferrer for the latter. See more »


At the very end of the motion picture, Lenore turns away from the window where she has just tossed an exploding bouquet to Scaramouche and we discover that her newest lover is none other than Napoleon Bonaparte. However, the appearance of Napoleon in the scene is incorrect since it shows him as he appeared after 1806. The motion picture is set in pre-revolutionary France. At that time, Napoleon was thin and had long hair. See more »


Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon: I don't suppose you can mend a broken wheel?
Andre Moreau: Unfortunately not. A broken heart...
Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon: Oh, thank you, but might heart is quite intact.
Andre Moreau: I envy you. Mine is in chains from this moment.
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Fantastic rapier work
6 July 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this movie again on cable - it is a wonderful mixture of period romantic adventure with examples of great comedia del'arte and... especially... the best fencing scenes ever put on film. Both Stewart Granger and Mel Ferrer were excellent swordsmen and their final confrontation is a brilliant tour de force. Watch it just for this sequence

  • remember it was made in 1953 and is still highly enjoyable.

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