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La reine Margot (1954)

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Cast

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Armando Francioli ...
Joseph Peyrac La Môle / Duke of Mole
Robert Porte ...
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Annibal de Coconas (as Henri Genès)
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André Versini ...
Fiorella Mari ...
Henriette
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Patrizia Lari ...
Carlotta
Nicole Riche ...
Gilonne
Louis Arbessier ...
Guy Kerner ...
Jean-Roger Caussimon ...
Le gouverneur de la prison / Prison Governor
Jean Témerson ...
L'aubergiste de 'La belle étoile' (as Jean Temmerson)
Olivier Mathot ...
Pierre
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16th century | based on novel | See All (2) »

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25 November 1954 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bartholomäusnacht  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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French filmmaking used to be much, much better
22 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

The comparison, here, is unavoidable. This is the first version, dated 1954, with a fine cast led by Jeanne Moreau in her very beginnings, a competent mise-en-scène (Jean Dréville), a fine score (as usual) by Paul Misraki, a fine Eastmancolor photography by Henri Alekan and, last but not least, a script by silent-screen pioneer, Abel Gance, the celebrated author of Napoléon. Now, what could we say of the so-called remake 40 years later? Hardly anything to do with Dumas Père or, for that matter, good cinema. most surely the writer would be as horrified as I was with such self-boosting display of an ego trip by Monsieur Chéreau, a kind of sub-Peter Brook theatrical régisseur in France. Nota Bene that the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre was NOT re-enacted in this Gance/Dréville version, which definitely turns it into a more subtle, although MUCH more sarcastic, even cruder picture than its ill-timed successor.


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