This melodrama starring Robert Taylor and Burl Ives was directed by Henry Koster. An American business executive working in England wants to marry European refugee Elizabeth Mueller, but he... See full summary »
Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.
Roistering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts from Russian Alaska, meets and woos Russian countess Marina in 1850 San Francisco. Events separate them, but after an exciting ... See full summary »
Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.
An expatriate American living in Madrid, former Air Force pilot Lloyd Tredman (Robert Taylor) is haunted by his memories of the Korean War and refuses to fly. So when he loses his last ... See full summary »
In 1465 Quentin Durwood travels to France to meet Isabelle, Countess of Marcroy, on behalf of his elderly Scottish uncle whom, for political reasons, the Duke of Burgundy intends she marry. A man of honour who may have sworn too many oaths, Durward finds he and Isabelle being used as pawns in a deadly game by the Duke and devious King Louis XI. One look at Isabelle has convinced Durward this is where he and his heart have to be. Written by
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Although the story is set in 1465, the Château de Chambord in Loir-et-Cher, which serves as the Duke of Burgundy's residence, was built between 1519 and 1547. The Château de Maintenon in Eure-et-Loir, which began construction in the 12th Century, was expanded and renovated several times and did not reach the state in which it appears in the film until the 18th Century. See more »
The fifth team-up of Robert Taylor and Richard Thorpe is a pretty good movie... I only have one complaint. Robert Taylor is supposed to be playing a Scot in France but he has a very American accent and even uses modern American slang. Couldn't he have at least spoken articulate, non-modern English, and maybe attempt a Scottish accent? Also odd is all of the English accents, surrounded with one or two people who use French or American accents. I don't care what accent they use, but they should have all settled on just one. Also, every time they say the name "Durward" it sounds like "Durwood" and I think of Agatha from Bewitched. Otherwise, the movie is slow-moving but saved by a good basic story and nice sets. 7 out of 10.
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